Jose Mourinho is searching for another forward after missing out on Croatian Andrej Kramaric, who joined Leicester City to aid their survival bid.
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It will be interesting to see if Burnley entertain offers for Ings in the January transfer window bearing in mind he will be available for nothing at the end of the season, if he does not sign a new contract.
They have already rejected a £7m bid from Leicester City which shows it will take a more substantial sum to convince Sean Dyche to let him go.
He has been instrumental in Burnley's turnaround and his six goals so far this term have helped the Clarets climb to 16th. Dyche is hoping the England under-21 international's goals will keep them up this season, but it may be his final campaign at Turf Moor.
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Chelsea already boast the likes of Diego Costa, Didier Drogba and Loic Remy, who have scored 24 goals between them in all competitions. Therefore its hard to see where Ings, 22, will fit in.
Mourinho is clearly looking to the future give the ages of the targets he is supposedly pursuing. This also could see the end of Didier Drogba. Will he step aside at the end of the season and take up a coaching role at Stamford Bridge? If so, that could only benefit someone like Ings.
Ings will find it impossible to turn down Chelsea and Champions League football should the Blues submit a bid. It is likely, however, that he will be sitting on the bench as Costa continues to lead the line in Mourinho's 4-2-3-1 system.
Will Ings be patient enough to wait for his chance or will he weigh up his options at the end of the season?