Liverpool have had a quiet deadline day so far, but reports from the Liverpool Echo and others with ties to both the club and rumoured target Danny Ings suggest that the Burnley striker favours a Liverpool move and that a deal could be struck before the end of the day.
There were early reports that David Moyes, who was interested in the player during his time at Everton, had been trying to being the striker to Spain with him, but it appears that if the striker’s future is decided today that future will involve his staying in England with Liverpool Football Club.
However, if a deal for Ings were to be done today it wouldn’t actually see the striker arriving at Anfield this season. Instead, it would involve a nominal fee to secure his services in the summer rather than waiting for his contract to expire in June and paying a tribunal-set compensation fee.
Whether the deal would involve Burnley giving permission for Liverpool to enter into a pre-contract agreement with the player or whether he would sign with Liverpool and be immediately loaned back is not certain. Either way, 17th place Burnley are counting on Ings’ goals to keep them up this season.