Odds cut: Burnley favourites to sign Liverpool's Danny Ings, after leapfrogging linked club Newcastle

General view of Turf Moor during the pre-season friendly match between Burnley and Hannover 96 at Turf Moor on August 5, 2017 in Burnley, England.

Ings, for whom Newcastle United have been credited with interest in signing, left Burnley for Liverpool in a £7.5 million deal two years ago.

Burnley have leapfrogged Newcastle United to become the new favourites to sign Liverpool's Danny Ings with bookmakers Sky Bet.

The Clarets sold Andre Gray to Watford on Wednesday, and there's a chance he could be replaced by the man whose void he was bought to fill two years ago.

Andre Gray of Burnley and Sergi Gomez of Celta Vigo in action during the pre-season friendly match between Burnley and Celta Vigo at Turf Moor on August 1, 2017 in Burnley, England.Andre Gray in action for Burnley (right)

Sky Bet had previously listed Burnley at 8/1 to bring Ings back to Turf Moor, with only linked club Newcastle deemed a more likely destination.

But after confirmation of Gray's departure, odds on Sean Dyche's side were cut to 11/2, moving them ahead of the 7/1 Magpies - though the England international is 2/7 to remain at Liverpool.

According to a report by The Sun last month, Newcastle could have difficulty landing Ings after their relationship with Liverpool was strained by United's attempt to sign Anfield youngster Sheyi Ojo - which could be music to Burnley's ears.

Ings scored 43 goals in 130 Clarets appearances, but has seen his Liverpool career been blighted by injuries.

Danny Ings of Liverpool during the Pre-Season Friendly match between Tranmere Rovers and Liverpool at Prenton Park on July 8, 2016 in Birkenhead, England.Danny Ings in action for Liverpool

Nevertheless, the 25-year-old, who recently returned from his second long-term lay-off, has still managed to score three goals in 11 Reds outings.

Newcastle, meanwhile, continue to hunt for a new striker, having also been linked with a move for Gray.

Could Burnley land Liverpool's Ings ahead of Newcastle?

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