Danny Ings rejects lucrative new Southampton offer with Man Utd admirers

Southampton's star striker Danny Ings has rejected a lucrative new contract on the south coast as links with Manchester United continue to persist.

Ings, who born locally in Winchester, returned to his boyhood club in 2018, initially on loan and then permanently, and he has impressed for the Saints.

He positioned himself as an outside bet for Gareth Southgate's Three Lions squad for Euro 2020, however, he missed the cut for the England side.

However, Ings is yet to put pen-to-paper with a new contract, and with his current deal up in 2022, he has rejected Southampton's latest lucrative advancements.

According to The Athletic, the former Liverpool frontman has turned down a four-year deal which would have made him Southampton's highest earner in history.

It is understood Ings is holding out for a move to the upper echelons of the Premier League with both Manchester sides and Tottenham interested in his services.

Ings has previously turned out for Liverpool, but his short time on Merseyside was ravaged by injuries, and he was never able to get going.

Southampton are keen to avoid losing him on a free next summer, and a compromise could be found in a release clause that would tempt a side to make a move for him.

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The Saints have a couple of weeks to make their decision over the England striker.

And reports have emerged that they are lining up a bid for Blackburn Rovers' Adam Armstrong as a possible replacement.

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