Tottenham Hotspur scouts track Danny Ings

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Tottenham are actively scouting Burnley striker Danny Ings with a view to a transfer in the January transfer window, according to the Telegraph.

The England U21 striker only has six months left on his contract and has been widely linked with a number of clubs, including Hull City and Liverpool.

Ings recently stated that he has no intention of leaving Burnley in January, as Sean Dyche's men battle for survival at the bottom end of the Premier League. The striker will be imperative to their chances of avoiding the drop.

Dyche has said contract talks are ongoing, and given the Clarets' budget it would be very hard to replace Ings should they sell him in January. In the short term it may be more prudent to keep the striker, attempt to stay up and then lose the striker in the summer for compensation set by a tribunal.

The Telegraph reports, however, that this may not deter a move by Tottenham Hotspur, who are looking for more striking options to support in-form Harry Kane.

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Roberto Soldado scored his first Premier League goal of the season in the 2-1 win over Everton but has struggled for goals ever since his £23million move to White Hart Lane, while the enigmatic Emmanuel Adebayor is suffering one of his low periods.

If any potential suitor made a move, then Mauricio Pochettino would likely sell either striker. Both players do not fit in completely with Pochettino's high work rate, high pressing system at White Hart Lane.

Spurs have been linked with fellow young English strikers Jay Rodriguez and Saido Berahino, but at £20million plus those players represent a sizeable gamble, especially when compared to Ings.

Summer interest?

However, will Spurs be as interested if they have to wait until the summer to make their move? Only time will tell as the January transfer window looms large.

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