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Liverpool boosted as transfer rivals admit struggle to convince target to join

Liverpool have been boosted by the news that Real Sociedad president Jokin Aperribay has admitted the club haven’t spoken to Burnley star Danny Ings for nearly a month, reports the Daily Express.

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The Merseyside club are keen to bring in the 22-year-old, who scored 11 goals for the relegated Clarets last time round. At just over 39% of the side’s total goals in the season this is a very impressive total, and shows the potential there if he was part of a better side.

The Reds struggled to score in the last campaign, with the departure of Luis Suarez leaving Brendan Rodgers without his star forward. Daniel Sturridge was injured for much of the season, while Rickie Lambert, Mario Balotelli, and Fabio Borini were unable to hit the back of the net regularly.

They may now be able to help solve this problem by signing Ings, with their main competition out of the picture. Former Everton and Manchester United manager David Moyes had been trying to persuade the striker to move abroad, but it seems the Scot hasn’t been too successful .

Aperribay said: “We have monitored him since the winter transfer market. But we have not spoken to Ings’ entourage for almost a month now.

“I don’t think he’s an easy candidate to arrive to La Real. He has a lot of offers from England and we will have to wait to see what he decides.”

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