Man United in pole position to sign No.9 Premier League striker

Southampton will reportedly consider cashing in on Danny Ings if they receive an offer of between £25-30m for the centre-forward this summer.

England international is out of the deal at St Mary’s in 2022 and there has been some uncertainty over the striker’s future as he enters into the final 12 months of his current contract, with Man United said to have made tentative enquiries.

The Norwegian manager has confirmed that Edinson Cavani staying on at Theatre of Dreams does not end Man United’s search for reinforcements up front and Danny is viewed as a far cheaper alternative to the likes of Harry Kane and Erling Haaland.

Danny has been reluctant to put pen to paper on a new deal as he has been holding out to see whether one of the PL’s top clubs launch a bid to sign him.

The report claims that while Ralph Hasenhuttl is keen for Ings to stay put, the decision may be taken out of his hands with a bid of nearly £25-30m ‘almost impossible’ to reject from a Southampton perspective.

Southampton will not allow the Englishman to leave for less than his perceived value and the club would want a quality replacement lined up for the striker. ‘I’ve got a contract until the summer of 2022,’ Danny said when asked about the speculation surrounding his future last month.’

Despite missing much of the campaign through injury, Danny Ings finished as Southampton’s top scorer with 13 goals in all tournaments while also providing four assists. The ex-Liverpool and Burnley attacker has scored 46 goals in total across his three-year stay at St Mary’s.