Real Sociedad manager David Moyes has confirmed his interest in signing Burnley forward Danny Ings, amid interest from Liverpool in the England Under-21 international who is soon to be out of contract.
Ings has netted nine Premier League goals this season but is expected to leave Turf Moor at the end of the season when his contract expires, with a host of clubs queuing up to sign the forward.
The 22-year-old has been linked with signing a pre-contract agreement with Sociedad, as he is permitted to do in the final six months of his deal, while Liverpool have also registered an interest.
With Ings not eligible to join a new club on a free transfer, Sociedad hold the upper hand in negotiations, with the La Liga club only having to pay £206,000 to Burnley, while Liverpool could be forced to pay upwards of £6.5m in a summer tribunal.
Moyes is no stranger of going head-to-head with Liverpool, having spent 13 years in the Premier League as manager of Everton and Manchester United, and the Scot is seemingly ready to do battle for Ings in the summer.
"Danny Ings is someone who has done really well and someone who I think anyone would like to have," he told BBC Radio Five Live. "Will we be able to attract him here? I don't know.
"The British market is a market I know obviously from where I have come from and I think there are players there who it would help them, it would help their profile and it would be great for them to come to Spain or try it.
"We're talking about not exporting many managers; that goes for players as well. The days of Gary Lineker, Michael Owen and Mark Hughes going to Spain; maybe not quite so many as there have been in the past."
The fee that Liverpool could be required to pay Burnley is likely to eclipse the £6.5m fee Chelsea paid Manchester City to sign Daniel Sturridge in 2010.