Liverpool and Newcastle are both set to be frustrated in their attempts to land Burnley striker Danny Ings…and not just in January.
The England Under-21 goalscorer is 1/5 to remain a Clarets player at the close of the transfer window.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche was fairly unequivocal in insisting that Ings would not be going anywhere before the end of the season telling reporters at the Stadium of Light:
“The player’s told everyone in the world he’s going to be a Burnley player [when the window shuts], we’ve told everyone, the chief exec’s told everyone.”
However, Ian Dennis, senior football reporter for BBC Radio Five Live, understands a deal may already have been done, posting the following on the BBC Live transfer deadline day feed at 10:43:
“Hearing Burnley striker Danny Ings signed pre-contract terms last week with Real Sociedad. Yet to be confirmed but source is reliable.”
Dennis has yet to elaborate on when the deal will go through, but given Dyche’s declaration a summer move seems the more likely at this stage.
Ings has struck seven of Burnley’s 21 league goals this term and news that his Premier League January suitors have been thwarted will make outsiders odds of 27/20 about them avoiding relegation all the more attractive.
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