Spurs & Newcastle told to forget about 21-goal ace

Burnley manager Sean Dyche has told any interested parties to forget about a January deal for Danny Ings.

The England U-21 international has been linked with the likes of Spurs and Newcastle, as well as Liverpool and Manchester City, in recent times, amid rumours that the Clarets may have to sell this month.

Although the 22-year-old notched 21 goals in the Championship last season to fire Burnley to promotion and is widely hailed as their most important player, with his contract in its final six months there has been talk that the Turf Moor side are ready to sell rather than risk losing their man for free.

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But, Dyche says that his side are in a good financial position and that the January focus is on signing players, not letting them go:

“We are quite secure. The good side of not spending millions and millions pounds – although we spent a few quid by Burnley’s standards – is that we are in a good position financially,” he is quoted by the London Evening Standard.

“We are not under any questions of any of our players going out the building.

“We are looking to recruit ones that can come in and help us move forward.”

Ings has notched six goals since making it into the top flight, helping Burnley to move clear of the relegation zone after a tough start to the campaign.