Tottenham Hotspur are preparing a move in signing Burnley striker Danny Ings in January, according to the Telegraph.
The 22-year-old has been one of the few standout players for the Clarets, after scoring four goals and managing three assists from 16 league appearances this season. His form has seen him attract interest from the other Premier League club.
Ings' contract at Turf Moor runs down at the end of this season and the player has not agreed to sign a new deal. The transfer window re-opens on Thursday and the north London club are willing to pay £7m for his services.
Tottenham scout Ian Broomfield was in attendance at Turf Moor as Burley suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of Liverpool on Boxing Day. Mauricio Pochettino has seen his side struggle in the attacking division this season.
The Argentine manager has the services of Harry Kane, Roberto Soldado and Emmanuel Adebayor as the three strikers in the squad. However, the former Arsenal and Manchester City striker was given permission to return to Togo for personal reasons.
Soldado has struggled to find the back of the net regularly since making a switch to White Hart Lane in 2013. The situation has left Pochettino with Kane as the only reliable striker at the club.
The Tottenham manager wanted to sign his former player Jay Rodriguez in January. However, the Southampton striker's delay in returning from injury forced Pochettino to target West Bromwich Albion star Saido Berahino.
The 21-year-old is valued to be around £25m and Liverpool are ahead of Tottenham for Berahino's signature. The situation has forced Pochettino to shift his focus on the Burnley star.
Any move for Ings in January will be difficult after the striker admitted that he will not leave his current employers in the mid-season transfer window.
"I'm contracted until the end of the season and that's the way it's going to be. I will fight for the team as much as I can and do my best for them. If an offer comes in, I won't be looking at it," Ings explained.
However, Tottenham believe a bid of £7m will convince Burnley to cash in on the player in January, rather than letting Ings leave for nothing after the end of the season.