Liverpool may have to pay double for striker this summer

Liverpool may be forced to pay a compensation fee of around £6.5m for Danny Ings this summer if the Burnley striker earns his first England cap, according to reports from The Express.

The 22-year-old Clarets ace looks set to leave Turf Moor at the end of the season when his contract expires, and has been linked with a host of clubs after impressing in the top tier and during last season’s Championship promotion-winning campaign.

Although he will be a free agent, due to being under the age of 24, sides that move to snap him up will have to pay a fee for Burnley’s part in his development.

Reports suggest that such a figure stands at around £3m currently, but should Roy Hodgson elect to hand him his Three Lions debut before he potentially leaves, the sum may more than double to over £6m.

Liverpool are thought to be keen after failing with a late move to land him during the last transfer window, while there have also been strong links with David Moyes’ Real Sociedad.