Report: Liverpool may pay Burnley upwards of £10m for Danny Ings

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A bid from Tottenham and a potential England debut, as well as a strong start to his Anfield career, have apparently ramped up the striker's potential fee.

Liverpool may end up paying more than £10m for striker Danny Ings, reports the Telegraph.

The forward was secured on a free transfer from relegated Burnley this summer, but as he was under the age of 24 when he left, the Reds must pay a fee for his services.

Liverpool are thought to have offered in the region of £6m for his services, a bid that was rejected by the Clarets, who also received an offer of £11m from Tottenham before he agreed the move to Anfield, according to the Telegraph.

Ings has started well at Anfield as well, with three goals in eight games, and looks set to make his England debut on Monday evening as a result, both of which are likely to ramp up the player’s price tag for the Reds.

Burnley will also point to the example of Daniel Sturridge, who Chelsea were forced to pay £6.5m for when he moved from Manchester City to Chelsea in 2009.

The Clarets regard that as a significant precedent, and will claim that Ings was a proven Premier League goalscorer when he left Turf Moor, and Sturridge wasn’t, meaning they should receive upward of that fee.

Should Liverpool end up paying upwards of £10million for their man, many will likely question whether the money could have been better spent elsewhere.

The Reds were busy this summer as they brought in a number of new faces, and it will surely be questioned whether the eventual Ings fee could have been used to secure a more stellar name.

However, given the inflated prices for Premier League players in recent times, and the strong start Ings has made compared to more expensive Christian Benteke, that fee would still represent a bargain for the side.

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