Liverpool transfer round-up: Dispute surrounds Ings, Benteke reportedly asks for transfer

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According to The Times, Liverpool have failed to agree a compensation fee with Burnley for the signing of striker Danny Ings.

Ings, 22, hit 11 goals for the Clarets last season, but allowed his contract at Turf Moor to expire before agreeing to sign for Liverpool earlier this summer.

However, given Ings' age, Burnley are entitled to a compensation fee for the England Under-21 striker, and unless the two clubs can agree an amount, the deal will be taken to a tribunal to set the fee.

The Times now believe that Liverpool and Burnley have failed to reach an agreement, and the dispute will now be taken to a tribunal to decide how much the Reds will be paying for Ings this summer.

Even after Ings' arrival, Liverpool are still expected to be in the market for a new striker ahead of the new Premier League season, and Christian Benteke could be a target.

The Aston Villa hitman ended the season in fine form with 11 goals in nine games under Tim Sherwood, but The Guardian believe that the 24-year-old Belgian has now asked Villa to let him leave the club this summer in order to pursue a move to a bigger club.

That could be music to the ears of Reds boss Brendan Rodgers, with Liverpool favourites to sign Benteke in a big-money deal this summer.

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