Friday 21 October 2016

Burnley seeing red over Ings contract

Liverpool and Burnley remain locked in talks over compensation for striker Danny Ings, but claims the Clarets could be entitled to a record fee at tribunal appear unlikely.

The Reds announced the capture of the England Under-21 international, whose contract expires at Turf Moor on June 30, on Monday.

However, because of his age (22) the Clarets are entitled to financial recompense and have already rejected an opening offer of £4m (€5.5m).

It is understood the two clubs are miles apart on their valuations as Burnley, influenced by a £12m (€16.5m) bid lodged by Tottenham earlier this month despite being told by Ings' agent weeks ago he was not interested in moving to White Hart Lane, are believed to want around £10m (€13.7m).

Reports have suggested if the Professional Football Compensation Committee are asked to rule they could break their own record valuation which required Chelsea to pay £6.5m when the then 20-year-old Daniel Sturridge, coincidentally now at Anfield, quit Manchester City after his contract expired in 2009.

That deal was between two top Premier League clubs, and Sturridge had been with City since the age of eight.

However, Ings' circumstances are different in that he is not a product of Burnley's academy having joined from Bournemouth for £1m four years ago.


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