The Telegraph are reporting that Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is hoping to have player sales this summer that could raise £100M in transfer funds into the club.
And Danny Ings, who has already asked to leave Anfield this summer, is one of the players available.
The report lists Loris Karius, Divock Origi, Danny Ings, Sheyi Ojo, Lazar Markovic and Pedro Chirivella as players who could be sold this summer.
But the last we heard on Ings’ transfer fee was that it was a massive £20M for a player who has had some severe injuries in his three years at the Anfield club.
Danny Ings – £20M plus for this striker
And the Telegraph are reporting that Liverpool will demand £20M plus add-ons for Ings with Crystal Palace and Southampton the other two Premier League clubs interested.
That’s in contrast to what Liverpool paid out to Burnley for Ings three years – £6.5M with an extra £1.5M in player performance-related bonuses.
Rafa Benitez has been interested in the Liverpool striker for the last two transfer windows, and he would seem to fit in well at Newcastle as the man up front.
And Rafa has contacts at Liverpool and is highly respected for everything he did while the manager at the Reds for six successful years.
But there’s very little chance that Rafa will be able to buy Ings and he could try the season-long loan route with an option to buy him next summer if he does well.
But Liverpool seem to want to do a permanent transfer for Ings this summer.
At one point earlier this summer, there was news that Liverpool would let him go for £9M but that doesn’t seem to be the case.
Danny is a risk at a high £20M after suffering two ACL knee injuries while at Liverpool.
What do you think?