Burnley striker Danny Ings is subject to a £12 million swoop from Tottenham despite being a free agent on Monday.
Ings’ contract expires at the beginning of July, with a number of clubs believed to be interested with Newcastle United and Liverpool being heavily linked.
Premier League rules dictate that Burnley would be entitled to compensation from any English team that makes a move and completes a deal for the striker.
And, it is understood that Spurs want to clinch a deal soon and don’t want to risk other teams signing him on a free transfer.
The striker was the sole positive in a forgettable campaign for Burnley as he managed to grab 11 goals in his maiden Premier League season and was touted regularly for a call up the national side.
Writers View: I think this would be a good signing for Spurs but the evaluation is steep for someone with limited top flight experience. Spurs need a goal scorer to support Harry Kane and the likely departures of Adebayor and Soldado will mean an empty void will need to be filled.