Liverpool are ready to let Danny Ings leave the club on loan in January and rivals Everton are one of the clubs to have expressed an interest.
Jurgen Klopp remains a confirmed fan of the 25-year-old, who has been beset with injuries since his arrival as manager, but he is now back to full fitness.
Ings has been given until January to work his way back into Klopp’s plans, otherwise they will look at a loan.
Whilst a host of Championship clubs are looking at him, TEAMtalk understands Ings would not consider dropping down beyond the Premier League as he still maintains a World Cup ambition.
We understand that England boss Gareth Southgate – who gave Ings his debut as England Under-21 manager – has privately informed the player – who has one full cap to his name – that if he can score goals in the second half of the season at a Premier League club, he would put himself into contention.
Newcastle have long been interested in Ings, but we understand Everton, Southampton, Watford and Crystal Palace are just some of the clubs to inform Liverpool of their interest.
Ings has amassed just 17 minutes of senior football so far this season as the former Burnley man continues his return from injury.
He has had a succession of knee problems and has struggled so far since joining Liverpool, and last week Newcastle were reported to be willing to offer the striker a chance on loan.
Ings told The Times last week: ”Everywhere I have been, I have always found a way to make it happen.
“I have been in a lot of tough situations at previous clubs where it has been hard to break in. People from the outside looking in will probably have the assumption, ‘Oh, he’s the forgotten man’ but it has not crossed my mind at all.
“I still believe in myself. I still believe I can play in this team. When you are at a club like Liverpool, it is not a club that you want to walk away from.
“It would grate on me for the rest of my career, and the rest of my life, if I had not done everything to give it my all. I still feel like I have a big part to play in this football club.”