Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp has rejected eight offers from rival Premier League clubs to sign striker Danny Ings this Summer.
That’s been claimed by ESPN – who say that almost half the clubs in the top flight have attempted to take the Englishman on a temporary deal.
But which clubs made these offers?
It’s easier to rule out those that did not approach the club to sign Ings on loan for the season, with Manchester United, Chelsea, Manchester City, Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur, Everton and champions Leicester City can fairly easily written off as potential suitors.
Along with Liverpool, that wipes off eight names instantly, leaving twelve clubs left to decipher the eight candidates from.
It is highly likely that former club Burnley made their interest in taking their one-time star man back to Turf Moor for the season in order to try and help them stay in the Premier League at the third attempt.
Crystal Palace may well have held an interest prior to signing Christian Benteke and Loic Remy in the past week or so. But they may well have fancied taking Ings as a cheaper option to Benteke before completing that deal.
Watford are unlikely to have made a move for Ings having already signed Jerome Sinclair from Liverpool this Summer to add to their strike partnership of Troy Deeney and Odion Ighalo.
West Ham have been looking for a new striker for much of the Summer, but would they come looking to a potential top four rival for a loan deal? It seems unlikely given their aspirations. They have since added Simone Zaza on loan from Juventus.
Southampton sold Graziano Pelle earlier in the Summer, but they already have Shane Long, Charlie Austin and Jay Rodriguez in their squad and have been using new man Nathan Redmond in an advanced role. So interest from St Mary’s seems unlikely as well.
Given the situations around the various potential suitors, our reckoning is that these are the clubs who wanted to sign Ings:
And that depends on the claims being true…