Rumour mongering about a player already confirmed to join Liverpool, what a world we live in! Here's what Liverpool fans do know: Danny Ings has agreed to become a Liverpool player and will officially join the club upon the expiration of his contract at Burnley on 1 July. James Milner and Adam Bogdan will also join the club on that date, but there is no need to come to some sort of agreement for a fee as both are over 23. Danny Ings, however, is not.
Burnley think Ings will fetch a record tribunal fee, and so will not accept an offer that doesn't reflect that. When Ings' move was announced, the newly-relegated club confirmed that although an offer was rejected, discussions would continue. According to reports, Liverpool will make a second offer in the region of £6 million for the England Under-21 international. Pesky Tottenham Hotspur, as usual, have caused a problem by bidding £12 million for a player who was determined to join the Reds. Now Burnley seem to think the player's valuation is much higher than the £4.5 million that was initially rejected, and a £6 million offer that is believed to be on its way via fax may not be welcome either.
Burnley are right to seek the best price possible for a player who has played a vital role at the club over the past two years, but a tribunal won't award close to the £10 million that the Lancashire club are reportedly seeking as compensation. Any deal agreed over the next few days or weeks will presumably contain clauses, but a failure to find mutually agreeable terms will result in a resolution in 2016. Whatever happens, Ings will join Liverpool in less than a month to improve the depth available to Brendan Rodgers.