Reports this morning claim that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is lining up a cut price move for Burnley striker Danny Ings.
Rodgers is said to be prepared to pay a fee now for the twenty-two year old before loaning him back to Turf Moor for the rest of the season.
Ings is in the final six months of his contract and will be free to leave Burnley in the Summer, so the deal seems to make sense for Clarets manager Sean Dyche – who has made it clear that he wants Ings at the club for the the remainder of the season.
But even if the Reds wait until the Summer to make their move for the Englishman, they would have to pay a fee, set by tribunal, to Burnley as he is under the threshold of twenty-four years of age.
Ings, an England U21 international, has been in decent form so far this season with seven goals for the relegation threatened side who were only promoted to the Premiership last season.
Should Rodgers add Ings to his squad for next season, it would seem that a clear out of strikers in the Summer is a certainty with Belgian teenager Divock Origi set to arrive from French side Lille once his loan move expires.
Daniel Sturridge will remain as the number one forward at Anfield, but it seems that his support strikers will no longer consist of Mario Balotelli, Rickie Lambert and Fabio Borini next term.