Danny Ings on the verge of joining Liverpool

Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign Danny Ings when the striker’s contract with Burnley expires at the end of June.

The Reds had won the race to sign the 22-year-old, who had also attracted interest from Tottenham, Manchester United and Real Sociedad.

The Merseysiders have now confirmed the news and the England Under-21 international will move to Anfield after completing a medical.

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Burnley, however, quickly released a statement of their own which also confirmed that their man will leave the club, but insisted no fee has yet been agreed with Liverpool.

“Burnley Football Club can confirm that Danny Ings has today agreed personal terms with Liverpool Football Club and, subject to a medical, will complete a move to Merseyside on July 1.”

“Burnley Football Club has rejected an offer made by Liverpool, but will continue to have dialogue with the club in order to reach a resolution over the fee.”

Ings scored 11 Premier League goals for Burnley last season but could not stop Sean Dyche’s men from being relegated to the Championship.

Dyche admitted his frustration with Ings earlier in the season, suggesting that any desire to join up with David Moyes at Real Sociedad would be motivated by money above all else, and revealed his hope that the striker stay in England even if he did not renew his deal at Turf Moor.

Ings will become Liverpool’s second summer signing after the Reds moved to sign James Milner, whose contract is also expiring, from Manchester City last week.

Brendan Rodgers, meanwhile, faces an uncertain future at Anfield following a disappointing end to the Premier League season.

Despite surviving talks with the club’s owners, first-team coach Mike Marsh and his assistant manager Colin Pascoe have been let go ahead of a fresh summer of investment on Merseyside.