In a statement on the club’s official website, Burnley have moved to rubbish recent reports linking Danny Ings with a move to Liverpool.
Ings, 22, is out of contract in the summer, and his impressive goalscoring form in recent campaigns is reported to have attracted interest from a number of Premier League rivals.
The likes of the Daily Mirror have claimed that Liverpool are hoping to land the striker for £5 million this month, before sending him back to Turf Moor on loan for the remainder of the campaign – a proposed deal which would make them favourites for his signature over fellow chasers Tottenham Hotspur and Newcastle United.
However, Burnley have stressed that such a transfer is prohibited by the Premier League under rule V7, which states that a player cannot be purchased and loaned back between Premier League clubs in the same transfer window.
Chief Executive Lee Hoos said: “This type of move would violate Premier League rule V7 regarding transfers so simply cannot happen.
“This is the last time we will be making any comment regarding the player’s future.
“Over the course of the window, the player himself, Sean Dyche and the chairman have made it clear he won’t be going anywhere and we consider that the end of the matter.”
Ings has netted seven times in 19 Premier League games this season, following a 2013-14 campaign which saw his 21 Championship goals fire the unfancied Clarets to a surprise promotion.
With the club sitting 17th in the top-flight table, having taken 20 points from their 22 fixtures, manger Sean Dyche is adamant that his star man will be going nowhere this month, telling Sky Sports on Thursday: “There’s just been contact – constant contact, but we all know where we stand.
“I think contractual situations are private to players. We try and entrust in our players and our relationships with them.
“Danny’s made it clear he’s going to be here until the end of the season, we’ve made it clear he’s going to be here until the end of the season. After that, who knows – watch this space.
“He wants to be here. He’s made that clear, and said that to all you guys [the media] numerous times, so I’m happy to go along with his words.”