EVERTON are ready to enter the race to land Burnley striker Danny Ings this summer.
The England Under-21 international has been instrumental in the Clarets push for a return to the Premier League with more than 20 goals this season.
Southampton are keen on taking him back to the south coast where he started his career at AFC Bournemouth before his move to Turf Moor. They would love Ings to reunite with his former Burnley team mate Jay Rodriguez.
Mauricio Pochettino believes that Ings could replace front man Rickie Lambert as Rodriguez’s regular partner once he has returned from a knee ligament injury.
But Pochettino is facing serious competition in the shape of Everton boss Roberto Martínez.
Much will depend on whether Burnley are willing to sell their most prized asset or hang on to him for another season.
Liverpool have also looked at Ings a couple of times but so far the only firm interest has been that of Southampton. Burnley are expecting that to change, however once the season ends. ASTON VILLA scouts have been checking out the form of Watford striker Troy Deeney.
Newcastle United have also looked at Deeney who is among the Championship’s leading marksman. SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY are ready to test Hull City’s resolve with a summer offer for striker Matt Fryatt.
Fryatt, 28, impressed during a loan spell at Hillsborough earlier this season, scoring four goals in nine games.
The former Walsall and Leicester striker has found his Premier League chances few and far between, however, so could be tempted into a move.
Hull boss Steve Bruce is keen for him to stay and there is talk of a new contract.
Fryatt may prefer to play regularly and that could swing his decision in favour of a move down to the Championship.
Owls chairman Milan Mandaric has former England Under-19 international Fryatt high on his summer shopping list.
Hull however could be in the Europa League next season if Arsenal qualify for the Champions League, which could mean Bruce won’t sell.