After a day of speculation linking Burnley striker Danny Ings with a move to Anfield, the Premiership new boys have issued a statement denying that their star man will be leaving turf Moor this month.
The England U21 international has scored seven times so far this season, helping to keep the Clarets in the race for survival in the Premier League and that form is said to have alerted Reds’ boss Brendan Rodgers.
Reports today claimed that the twenty-two year old would make a switch to Anfield before immediately being loaned back to Burnley for the remainder of the season – but Premier League rules contravene such a deal taking place.
And Burnley Football Club have made a statement to clear the matter up.
“Following growing media speculation, Burnley Football Club would like to reiterate their stance regarding striker Danny Ings.” it read.
“Ings has been heavily linked in the past 24 hours with a permanent move to Liverpool, with the suggestion that he would then be loaned back to the club for the remainder of the campaign.
“This kind of deal is prohibited by the Premier League under rule V7 which states that a player cannot be purchased and loaned back between Premier League clubs in the same transfer window.”
“This type of move would violate Premier League rule V7 regarding transfers so simply cannot happen,” added chief executive Lee Hoos.
“This is the last time we will be making any comment regarding the player’s future.
“Over the course of the window, the player himself, [manager] Sean Dyche and the chairman have made it clear he won’t be going anywhere and we consider that the end of the matter.” it concluded.
It remains to be seen whether Rodgers will make an offer of a permanent switch for Ings, who Clarets boss Sean Dyche is not keen to lose, before the end of the transfer window or whether he will wait until the Summer when the striker will be out of contract.