Crystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson is set to offer £20 million for Liverpool striker Danny Ings, according to The Telegraph.
The Eagles really struggled in central attacking areas last term with Christian Benteke completely out of form after returning from a lengthy injury lay off, and January signing Alexander Sorloth not really making much of an immediate impact. With Connor Wickham spending most of the campaign on the sidelines too, the Londoners were very much short of options.
That has left the Palace manager needing to make sure he brings a striker into the club before the transfer window closes, and he appears to have targeted the Liverpool forward as the man he wants.
Hodgson needs to raise money through player sales before he can make his offer to the Anfield outfit for Ings. It is believed the attacker will cost £20m in order for Palace to secure his services.
The 26-year-old made a big impression when he first came into the Premier League when he was at Burnley, but his career has stalled in recent times, with him being injury plagued during his time at Liverpool.
Ings signed for the Reds in June 2015 but has only managed 25 appearances in all competitions in that time, scoring four goals, as he has been unable to compete in a run of matches due to his fitness troubles.
The former Burnley man has two years remaining on his contract at Anfield, but with him falling behind Mo Salah, Roberto Firmino, Sadio Mane and even Dominic Solanke on Merseyside, he has agreed with Jurgen Klopp that he will be allowed to move on should the right offer come in for him.
Palace will need to act swiftly and decisively if they are going to guarantee the signing of Ings as two other Premier League clubs are said to be interested in him with Newcastle United and Southampton believed to be monitoring his situation.