Manager confirms Liverpool target likely to be making summer transfer

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Burnley manager Sean Dyche believes that Danny Ings will be leaving Turf Moor in the summer, reports the Daily Express.

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The 22-year-old has been attracting the interest of Liverpool, and could be available to the Reds for just a compensation fee as his contract ends in the summer. Brendan Rodgers is keen on the England Under 21’s international after a season in which he has scored 10 times for the Clarets in the Premier League. In a team that only has 27 goals in the whole campaign, that isn’t too bad a total.

The Merseyside club are in need of a striker after failing to properly replace Luis Suarez once the Uruguayan moved to Barcelona last summer. Fabio Borini, Rickie Lambert, and Mario Balotelli have failed to score freely in any competitions, while Daniel Sturridge has been injured for much of the season.

Although Ings doesn’t have the ability to match Suarez by himself, he could bring better returns than that group have managed. If he does leave Burnley it will be yet another blow to manager Sean Dyche. The North West club were relegated last week, and could have a fight on their hands to hold on to several of their players.

He said on Ings’ future: “You can never give 100 per cent guarantees. It’s probable that was a farewell from Danny though. The sounds coming out of him and his agent make it probable that he will be going elsewhere.

“There is a kind of message going out that they will be looking for pastures now. That’s sometimes happens in football and every player has the right to run their contract down if they want to, so we will see what happens in the summer.”

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