According to a report from Goal.com, Tottenham Hotspur must pay a fee in the region of £10million if they want to sign Burnley forward Danny Ings this month.
According to ESPN sources over the weekend, Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino has made Ings his top target this month and is prepared to pay around £7million for the striker, but the latest report suggests Spurs are unwilling to go much above £5million and will hold off until the summer.
At that time the 22-year-old will be a free agent – if he does not sign a new contract in the interim – with Burnley reportedly eligible for £3million compensation if he then moves on.
The Goal report claims Burnley are desperate to keep hold of Ings despite his current contract situation and when you consider his importance to them and his goals so far this season that is no surprise.
Tottenham are in need of reinforcements up front but £10million for a young forward who has only scored seven goals this season and is soon to be out of contract may be a move too far.