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Dyche says Burnley in talks with striker Danny Ings


Danny Ings, Burnley

Danny Ings, Burnley

Danny Ings, Burnley

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has revealed the club are involved in "ongoing communication" with striker Danny Ings over a contract extension.

The 22-year-old's fine form for the Clarets this season has prompted speculation of a move elsewhere with his current deal set to expire at the end of the current campaign.

But Ings reportedly stressed his desire to stay at Turf Moor earlier this week and Dyche is also resolute that the England under-21 front man is not for sale.

Dyche said: "We have had ongoing communication with him and his agent as we do with every other player - Danny is just one of those we talk to freely.

"Danny has assured everybody that he will be here so I don't need to speak on his behalf.

"It is an ongoing situation that we have had many times since I have been here. It is tough in the Premier League but we are making a good fist of it at the moment and if there is interest in your players it usually means there is life in the club.

"I only speak to him (Ings) about his performances and how he is doing. The signs are good about him learning and adapting to the top level of football and even more so as a striker who has top international defenders against him.

"Every manager wants players who are settled where they are and ours are settled as a group and they want to play well at this level."