Liverpool told to forget about strike star

Burnley have officially rubbished claims that star striker Danny Ings is set to join Liverpool before the transfer deadline passes.

Reports over the course of the past 24 hours have suggested that the Reds are keen to launch a cut-price move for the 22-year-old – whose contract expires at the end of the season – in a bid to tie up a deal before next week.

The swoop would then see Ings loaned back to Turf Moor for the remainder of the season to help the Clarets in their battle to avoid an immediate return to the Championship.

However, the club have released a statement on their website rubbishing suggestions that such a deal will go ahead:

“This type of move would violate Premier League rule V7 regarding transfers so simply cannot happen.

“This is the last time we will be making any comment regarding the player’s future. Over the course of the window, the player himself, Sean Dyche and the chairman have made it clear he won’t be going anywhere and we consider that the end of the matter.”

Even if Burnley let Ings’ contract to run down before allowing him to leave they will still receive a compensation fee for their man due to him being under the age of 24.