Chelsea & champions join Liverpool in striker tussle

Premier League title battlers Manchester City and Chelsea have joined Liverpool in the race for Burnley’s Danny Ings, according to reports from ESPN.

The Clarets held onto their 22-year-old marksman despite a January of uncertainty, in which they rejected a £4m offer from the Merseysiders.

However, Ings could well leave Turf Moor at the end of the season when his contract ends, prompting talk that Liverpool are already plotting a fresh raid.

But, Chelsea and City are now also keen on the England U-21 international.

ESPN claim sources have informed them that the title favourites are both watching Ings ahead of the summer, with boosting their home-grown player quotas an issue for the pair.

Although the forward will be a free agent, Burnley will be eligible for a compensation fee – somewhere between £3m – £5m – for him, due the player being under the age of 24.

Spurs are also keen, while David Moyes’ Real Sociedad are another side in the mix.

 


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