Tottenham have had a £12 million bid for striker Danny Ings accepted by Burnley according to reports.
The forward has been linked with move to both Liverpool and Manchester United in the past but it is Spurs who are the first to make a move.
According to the Daily Mail, Ings has his heart set on a move to Liverpool over Tottenham but as it stands only the north London club have made a move, putting the emphasis on his suitors to put their money where their mouths are.
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However the paper adds that Liverpool view £12 million as too expensive for a player who is out of contract next month. If either Spurs, Liverpool or Manchester United were to sign him once his contract expires then Burnley would be due compensation on the 22-year-old, and Tottenham's bid will have a bearing on that figure if he decides to go elsewhere.
Tottenham's bid appears to be an attempt to navigate that process altogether, although there is a chance that Ings may turn down the chance to play at White Hart Lane and open up the possibility of a move to Liverpool instead.
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When asked about his future on Wednesday Ings said: "My holiday's the first thing on my mind. I'm looking forward to a bit of downtime and after that it's going to be hard work again.
'"t's going to be a short summer for me this year but I love football so I'd play it every day if I could."
Ings impressed for Burnley in their Premier League campaign, scoring 11 goals. However he could do little as Sean Dyche's team finished second from bottom and returned to the Championship.
Tottenham forward Harry Kane managed 31 goals in all competitions this season but behind the young English forward there was little in the way of contribution from Roberto Soldado or Emmanuel Adebayor, who both face questions about their futures.
Liverpool meanwhile are likely to overhaul their attacking unit this summer having failed to account for the goals lost through Luis Suarez's transfer to Barcelona. Mario Balotelli arrived from AC Milan last year but has struggled badly, while Fabio Borini is expected to leave as well.
Manchester United have already announced that Radamel Falcao has returned to Monaco after his loan deal expired, while there are question marks about Robin van Persie too.
Tottenham have well and truly put the cat amongst the pigeons with their bid for Ings, they have forced the issue and if Liverpool want him they now need to either match the bid or take a gamble that he will turn down a move to Spurs.
That could happen but fair play to Tottenham for trying to invest in young English talent - Kane is testament to the fact that Mauricio Pochettino can get the best out of a home-grown player. Watch this space.