Liverpool could end up paying a lot more for Danny Ings than they had anticipated, and it's all because Spurs are acting the maggot. Independent.co.uk are reporting that the London club had a £12 million bid for Ings accepted by Burnley despite the fact that he would soon be out of contract.
That bid can now be used by Burnley to increase the compensation fee which is owed by Liverpool given that Ings is under 24 years of age. It had been thought that Liverpool would agree a fee in the region of £4 million with Burnley and that the final fee would be agreed between the clubs, ruling out the need for a tribunal.
However, the emergence of the questionable bid from Spurs has meant that Burnley are now thought to be holding out for somewhere in the region of the £7-8 million mark.
Speaking after Liverpool had announced that Ings had signed subject to a medical, Burnley confirmed the deal but also confirmed that Liverpool's compensation offer had been rejected.
Burnley Football Club has rejected an offer made by Liverpool but will continue to have dialogue with the club in order to reach a resolution over the fee.
Were the fee to go to a tribunal, it is thought that the £12 million valuation from Spurs could play into Burnley's hands and increase the fee which Liverpool will have to pay. Dastardly stuff altogether.