Newcastle United looking to Burnley’s Championship goal king

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After reaching a dead end in their rumoured pursuit of Leeds United striker Ross McCormack, Newcastle may now launch a bid for Danny Ings.

Danny Ings may have just fired Burnley back into the Premier League but the 21-year-old could now be set to depart Turf Moor amid reports linking him with a move to Newcastle United.

The Clarets striker bagged an impressive 21 goals in the Championship last term to help steer the Lancashire club back into the top-flight.

But with Burnley predicted to struggle next term Ings could be open to a move, with the Shields Gazette today reporting that Newcastle have identified the former Bournemouth man as a potential target, after seemingly seeing their interest in Leeds United’s Ross McCormack rebuffed.

Whites owner Massimo Cellino was the man to dismiss suggestions that the Scot was set to make a move to St James’ Park, meaning Newcastle could now look to Ings for reinforcements.

Burnley are thought to be open to the idea of a move too, with the 21-year-old currently in the last year of his deal with the club and yet to agree an extension.

Ings isn’t the only striker being backed for a move to Newcastle either, following reports earlier this week linking Jonathan Soriano with a Tyneside switch.

Elsewhere, Ajax midfielder Siem De Jong has revealed that the Toon have also been in contact with his agent over a proposed move to the Premier League.

One man who appears to definitely be moving to Newcastle is Ayoze Perez, with the Magpies all set to announce the signing of the Tenerife forward.

Jack Colback is also thought to nearing a switch from Sunderland to their black-and-white rivals.

With further transfers predicted in the coming weeks, it’s shaping up to be a busy summer in the north east.

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