Tottenham could sign Premier League striker on Bosman, but willing to pay £7m in January

Tottenham are reportedly considering a £7m bid for Burnley striker Danny Ings.

With the transfer window on the verge of opening once again, Tottenham are expected to be busy as manager Mauricio Pochettino looks to stamp his authority on his Spurs squad.

Pochettino's shortlist is likely to include a centre back, central midfielder and possibly a winger having been fairly quiet in the summer transfer window.

Yet with Emmanuel Adebayor out of favour and Roberto Soldado failing to hit goalscoring form, another striker is certainly needed to partner Harry Kane in attack.

The likes of Jackson Martinez, Teofilo Gutierrez, Jay Rodriguez and Saido Berahino have all been linked with moves to White Hart Lane, but now The Telegraph suggest there is another target in Pochettino's mind.

They are reporting tonight that Spurs will look to tempt Burnley into selling their star striker Danny Ings in January, with a £7m bid being weighed up.

Ings, 22, took some time to adjust to Premier League football but has now scored four goals, impressing with his pace and movement in attack.

That's something that Tottenham are crying out for up front, but it could be difficult to land him with Burnley reluctant to sell.

Spurs are allegedly willing to wait until summer to sign Ings when his Burnley contract expires, but preferably want him in January, rather than go through the ordeal of organising compensation with the Clarets in six months time.

With scout Ian Broomfield watching the former Bournemouth striker in action against Liverpool on Boxing Day, it seems that Tottenham are seriously viewing Ings as a possible partner for Kane, with the duo familiar with each other from playing with the England Under-21 side.

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