Liverpool striker Danny Ings is wanted by a host of Premier League clubs for a potential loan move in January including Newcastle United and West Ham United, according to a report by the Guardian.

The media outlet claims the Hammers, Magpies, Stoke City and Crystal Palace all have an interest in the former Burnley man, who has struggled since arriving at Anfield.

Ings has not started a Premier League fixture under the management of Jurgen Klopp, although that is largely due to the knee injuries he has suffered.

His last competitive start came in the Merseyside derby in October 2015, in which he scored, and was called into the England squad for the European Championship qualifier.

Newcastle have struggled to score in the Premier League this season, with no consistency shown by Dwight Gayle, Aleksandar Mitrovic, Ayoze Perez or Joselu.

As such, Rafa Benitez may well look to bolster his options in the final third and bring another striker to St James’ Park in the new year.

West Ham have suffered injuries to Javier Hernandez and Andy Carroll this season, with the Hammers not looking as dangerous as their fans would like in attacking areas.

Ings has started his long road to recovery and has been performing well for the developmental side, scoring four against Bristol City in a Premier League Cup match, and grabbed another two in midweek against Stoke.

Keen to get back to competitive football, a possible short-term loan deal could be what the striker needs and has no shortage of admirers.

It is believed Newcastle and West Ham are both expected to make bids about a possible switch, however, Stoke and Palace could also be tempted to make an offer.

David Moyes once tried to lure Ings to join him whilst at Spanish outfit Real Sociedad, whilst the Magpies enquired about his availability over the summer.

Roy Hodgson’s Eagles are another possibility, however, a deal could seem highly unlikely due to the number of players they already have on loan from Premier League sides.

The Selhurst Park outfit would need to consider letting either Chelsea’s Rueben Loftus-Cheek or Manchester United’s Timothy Fosu-Mensah head back to their parent club should they want to bring in Ings to help with their bid for survival.


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