Burnley are lining up Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle as the replacement for the departing Danny Ings, according to FLW sources.
Ings is set to leave Burnley at the end of next month following the expiration of his contract but the Clarets will receive compensation, as he is under the age of 24 and they have offered the striker a new contract which will entitle them to a fee.
Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are battling it out to land the 22-year-old and reports today suggest that the former Bournemouth striker prefers a move to Anfield, but it may now cost the Reds up to £8 million as Spurs drove up the price up with a £12m bid to beat their rivals to his signature.
FLW understands Burnley boss Sean Dyche has lined up Crystal Palace striker Dwight Gayle as a potential replacement for Ings. Palace boss Alan Pardew is willing to listen of offers for the 24-year-old and is attracting interest from Bournemouth, Wolves and Cardiff City.
But the Eagles will want to recoup the £6m they paid to Peterborough United for Gayle in July 2013 and that may deter Wolves and Cardiff from making a bid for a permanent move.
Gayle has scored 18 goals in 54 appearances for the Selhurst Park outfit but has fell out of favour since the appointment of Pardew.
Pardew has said he is looking for at least one more striker in the summer which could mean the former Peterborough man may fall further down the pecking order.
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