Danny Ings
Tottenham Hotspur are preparing a move for Burnley striker Danny Ings in January Getty

Tottenham are reportedly preparing a January move for Burnley striker Danny Ings, who is also wanted by Leicester City and Southampton.

According to the Daily Mail, Mauricio Pochettino is keen to add to his strike force in the ongoing transfer window after seeing his strikers struggle to find the back of the net on a consistent basis thus far this season.

Apart from Harry Kane, who has stepped up and made the starting role his own with 17 goals in all competitions, the other two strikers Emmanuel Adebayor and Roberto Soldado have failed to live up to their potential and help share the goal scoring burden with the young Englishman.

Ings has been in impressive form with newcomers Burnley this season and his performances have attracted interest not only from Tottenham, but fellow Premier League new boys Leicester City, who have reportedly submitted an £8m bid for his services.

But the English striker is said to prefer a move to White Hart Lane over the King Power Stadium and is open to a move during the January transfer window.

Clarets boss Sean Dyche is reluctant to let go of his striker, who is on the final-year of his contract and is hoping to convince him to see out the final six months of his deal. The Turf Moor outfit will make £3m even if he leaves the club on a free transfer in the summer.

However, it is believed that the striker is keen to move in January, as he feels that Tottenham will move on to other targets in the summer and he will miss out on a move to a club fighting for Champions League places.

Apart from the Spurs, Premier League rivals Southampton and West Bromwich Albion are also said to be keen on signing the Clarets striker, who has scored five goals and provided three assists in 17 Premier League appearances.