Manchester City join race for Danny Ings

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Danny Ings could become one of the most highly sort after players this summer. The England under 21 international looks set to be available on the free transfer come the end of the season.

Despite Burnley's league position Ings has made some impressive performances and could be the latest Burnley striker to leave the Lancashire club for bigger things, following in the foot steps of Charlie Austin, Steven Fletcher and Jay Rodriguez.

It would appear however that Ings is attracting the slightly higher calibre of suitor. Spanish side Real Sociedad who are currently managed by former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes, along with Premier League duo Newcastle and Liverpool leading the chase.

The latest to join the growing list of admirer's are the current Premier League Champions Manchester City, who have reportedly made contact with the striker's representatives this week over a summer switch to the Etihad, according to the Daily Mail.

With Wolfsburg eyeing a potential return for Edin Dzeko and Stevan Jovetic looking likely to complete a move  back to Italy with interest from Roma, Inter Milan and most notably Juventus, there could very well be an opening in the City strike force.

Ings would represent potentially a very good investment for any club that can tempt the Clarets most priced asset to join their squad. As the players contract comes to an end, a fee of around £6million is expected to be set as compensation which could prove to be a real bargain and well worth taking a risk.

Manchester City will also look to increase the clubs home grown quota with Frank Lampard leaving for New York in the summer and question marks still remain on the future of versatile midfield James Milner.

Ings would be a much cheaper alternative to players such Ross Barkley and Jay Rodriguez who previously have been eyed as ways to bring more English  talent to the club.

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