Real Sociedad coach David Moyes has played down speculation that he is interested in signing Burnley striker Danny Ings, according to BBC Sport.
On Thursday, The Independent reported that former Manchester United manager Moyes has made Ings “one of his main targets this summer”, with the player himself claimed to find the “prospect of playing in Spain” appealing.
The ex-Everton boss, though, has refused to comment on the report, insisting that he does not want to speak on any player who is not in his squad at the moment.
“I can't comment on individual players because I don't want to destabilise my club or another club, but I do know that the club are working very hard to bring in players," BBC Sport quotes the Scot as saying.
"We've only got two weeks left and we're working hard to try to get players in. It's not an easy market, but we're still hopeful by the end of January we can do so.”
Ings’s current contract with Burnley runs out at the end of the season, when he will be able to join any club of his choice on a free transfer.
The 22-year-old has been in impressive form so far this season and has taken to the Premier League with relative ease.
In 18 league appearances, Ings has scored six goals and created 19 chances, while having a pass accuracy of 74% and a shot accuracy of 38%.
Although Ings’s stats are not great, one needs to take into consideration that he is playing for arguably the weakest team in the Premier League.
The Independent also claims that the former Bournemouth star “has been closely monitored by Manchester City, Tottenham Hotspur and Chelsea with a view to signing him in the summer”.
Ings is integral to Burnley’s chances of avoiding relegation from the Premier League at the end of the season, and losing him this month would be a big blow for the Clarets.
Burnley should try to keep hold of the youngster and sign a replacement in the summer.