Danny Ings
Danny Ings has been linked with Manchester United and Liverpool Getty Images

Liverpool are closing in on securing the services of Burnley striker Danny Ings, according to the Mirror.

The 22-year-old's contract with the Clarets will expire this summer and he has not signed a new deal. The Reds were keen on signing him in the winter transfer window and loan him back to Turf Moor.

However, Burnley turned down Liverpool's offer and Brendan Rodgers has maintained their interest. The Merseyside club's arch rivals Manchester United, along with David Moyes' side Real Sociedad are all interested in signing the striker.

Ings scored the only goal of the match during his side's 1-0 victory over Hull City. Despite the victory, Burnley were relegated from the Premier League and that has boosted Liverpool's chances of signing the player.

The Englishman rejected a chance to join Louis van Gaal's side as he has set his sights on making a switch to Anfield on a Bosman. Liverpool have to pay a fee of £3m ($4.67m) to £5m as compensation to Burnley as Ings is under the age of 24.

Liverpool's strikers have struggled this season with injuries and form. Rodgers has already admitted that strengthening his attacking division will be a priority in the summer. Ings has scored 10 goals for Burnely this season in his debut season in the Premier League.

Ings' move to Liverpool will be a blow for United as the 20-times English champions were keen on signing him as a replacement for Radamel Falcao. However, the frontman has decided to join Rodgers at Anfield.

Meanwhile, Burnley legend Robbie Blake claims he is unsurprised by the recent interest for Ings as he believes the striker is set to leave Turf Moor this summer.

"Danny has not signed a contract so you'd understand if he's got offers – he's a top striker. He's scored goals and done very well in games that have really mattered for his own personal side of it," Blake told talkSPORT.

"I watched him against United at Old Trafford and he was unplayable. I'm pretty sure he'll be sought after and they [Burnley] will have to bring in someone else," he added.