Southampton boss Ronald Koeman is hoping to sign Danny Ings from Burnley in January, according to the Mirror.
The England forward used to play for the Saints when he was a youngster, but was released by the club. Now, they want him back. Southampton enquired about the 22-year-old back in the summer but Burnley turned them away as they refused to sell the forward.
Out Of Contract
However, the Turf Moor side might now be willing to let Ings leave in the winter transfer window. The England Under-21 man's contract expires at the end of the season and there is no new contract on the table yet.
It means that Burnley could decide to cash-in on the striker in January, rather than potentially letting him leave for nothing next summer.
Saints boss Ronald Koeman is currently on the lookout for a new striker and Ings is his main target. The Dutchman is looking to ease the goal-burden that is currently on Graziano Pelle's shoulders.
Ings is still only 22 and therefore he has a good few years ahead of him and Southampton believe that he could be a benefit to the club both in the short and long-term. However, it all depends on if Burnley decide to sell.
The club would love to keep Ings at the club but, with no new deal on the table as of yet (and no sign of one coming anytime soon), they may choose to risk selling him for a fee in January over letting him leave on a free next year.