Liverpool FC have joined the race to sign Burnley striker Danny Ings.
The Reds are hoping to agree a deal prior to Monday night's transfer deadline and would then loan him back to the Clarets for the rest of the season.
Brendan Rodgers is a big admirer of the 22-year-old frontman, who has scored seven Premier League goals so far this season.
Ings is out of contract this summer but Burnley don't want to sell as they need him to spearhead their push for survival.
As a result Liverpool are prepared to buy now but let him stay at Turf Moor until May.
There is plenty of competition for his signature with Tottenham and Real Sociedad among the list of clubs who have also registered an interest.
As Ings is under the age of 24, anyone signing him this summer would need to pay Burnley around £3million in compensation.
Hampshire-born Ings started his career in the youth ranks at Southampton before becoming an apprentice at Bournemouth.
He made his first-team debut in 2009 and went on to score eight goals in 30 appearances for the Cherries.
In August 2011 he moved to Burnley for around £1million. He has netted 39 times in 114 matches for the Clarets and played a key role in their promotion to the top flight last season.
Source: Liverpool Echo