According to The Sunday Mirror (16/05, Everton are now interested in signing Southampton striker Danny Ings.
Ings allegedly knows he’s a wanted man in the Premier League, and that’s why he’s stalling on signing a new deal with the Saints.
The 28-year-old has just one year left on his Southampton contract, and whilst he could become their highest-paid player by signing a new deal, he may instead look to move on.
Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester City and West Ham United are known admirers mentioned in the piece, but so are Everton.
Carlo Ancelotti’s men are likely to be in the market for another striker this summer, given that Josh King may not have done quite enough to land a new contract.
Pairing Ings with Dominic Calvert-Lewin has to be an appealing though for Everton, allowing Richarlison to play as a winger instead of up front.
Southampton still feel that Ings will sign a new contract before potentially heading to the European Championships this summer.
If not though, they are willing to sell for around £30million as potentially sense one final opportunity to bring in big money for their star striker.
Injuries are always a concern with Ings, but he is a great source of goals with 34 in the last two Premier League campaigns.
If Everton do get him, this would mean a return to Merseyside having perviously had a spell with Liverpool, who sold him in 2018.
Jurgen Klopp is a big fan having called him ‘outstanding’, and Everton may hope to see him come back to haunt the Reds and their German boss in the near future.