Tottenham are said to be interested in signing Southampton striker, Danny Ings, as Jose Mourinho looks to strengthen his pack again.
A report from The Telegraph claims Spurs are keen on Ings, with the striker also said to be open to a move to a Champions League contending team. The forward, clearly, seeking another stab at the very top after his ill-fated Liverpool spell.
Of course, should Southampton indicate they’d be willing to sell Ings, then a number of clubs are likely to be interested. The England man scored 25 times last term and has seven this year, despite injuries.
But Spurs and Jose Mourinho can be confident of doing a deal. And that comes from the fact they were faced with a similar scenario when it came to landing Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg in the summer, a deal they got over the line for a reported £15m. (BBC)
The Dane had just over a year left on his deal, a situation Ings will find himself in this summer. Could it be, then, that we see a repeat of sorts when it comes to the striker?
Nobody knows what the fee will be if Southampton do decide to sell Ings. However, the bargain Spurs got with Hojbjerg suggests the Saints will be open to selling for less than a mammoth fee.
And that will be the crux of any deal here, it will depend if Southampton do fancy getting some cash in the coffers or ride it out and lose Ings for nothing but have another season of him.
Spurs, meanwhile, will be quietly confident of a deal. The Hojbjerg effort is just one example how scenarios like this can pan out and that alone will give Jose Mourinho and Daniel Levy added confidence.