Reds discuss transfer of 25-year-old striker with Stoke City

Stoke City have reportedly signalled their intention to join the race to sign Liverpool forward Danny Ings.

Throughout December, a number of clubs have been linked with the 25-year-old, who has recently returned to action after recovering from a second serious knee injury.

Newcastle United, West Ham United and West Bromwich Albion are all said to be eyeing up a loan move and according to Sky Sports News, the Potters are ready to enter the mix.

Stoke have struggled for a regular scorer this season, with three players – Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting, Mame Biram Diouf and Xherdan Shaqiri – topping their striking charts with four goals apiece.

Jese Rodriguez’s loan agreement with the club could also be ended due to personal reasons, leaving Mark Hughes to assess his options ahead of the January window.

Ings has played just 28 minutes of first-team football this season.