It has been suggested that Tottenham could make a move for Ings, as they look for attacking back up to come into the squad and take some of the pressure away from Harry Kane.
Burnley boss Sean Dyche has already ruled out a sale, but Spurs officials may be more convinced than ever about making a move for the 22-year-old forward if he plays a starring role in putting Tottenham out of the FA Cup later today.
Dyche’s comments about Ings not being sale throw major doubt over whether Tottenham will make a bid for the forward before the end of this month.
Should he terrorise their defence, he’s doing it first hand and in front of Mauricio Pochettino, who may already have in mind the sort of attacking player he wants to try and sign over the next couple of weeks.
It’s also going to provide an interesting match-up for Pochettino and Spurs fans, if Kane starts the game for Tottenham.
Kane has just talked up his friendship from the under-21 game and there will be a glimpse later of how the two players could play together in the same team, playing off of each other and with a friendly determination to be the stand out attacker.
If it’s Ings, Pochettino may well be on the phone to Daniel Levy asking him to test Burnley’s resolve.
If it’s Kane, then it will be interesting to see just how much Ings got into the game and how far ahead Kane looked in terms of being effective and his development.
Either way, there will be plenty of Tottenham eyes on Ings this evening regardless of whether the club tries a bid before the end of the month or chooses to wait to try and do a deal this summer.