The Clarets hit-man fired his side into the Premier League with 21 goals in the second tier last season, but his future at Turf Moor is in some doubt with his contract now in its final six months.
Although Ings has indicated that he wants to stay, the club are believed to be considering offloading the 22-year-old for around £7.5m, with losing him for a compensation fee, due to his young age, when his contract expires far from ideal.
It’s understood that Spurs are very interested in the forward and are plotting a move for his signature, but now City are also in the running.
The Sky Blues have made Swansea’s WIlfried Bony their top target, yet Ings is a viable alternative with Chelsea also tracking the Ivorian.
Although a left-field target for City, the Burnley man would boost their home-grown quota of players, which has been an issue for the big spenders in recent seasons.