Liverpool are refusing to move over their £20m asking price for Danny Ings with Crystal Palace the club showing the strongest interest, according to Liverpool Echo.
The Reds are confident of landing a large fee for the 26-year-old having seen Aleksandar Mitrovic join Fulham from Newcastle United for in a similarly priced deal.
Southampton, Leicester City and Newcastle United have all also expressed an interest in signing the forward, but face tough competition from Palace.
Ings to Selhurst Park
Ings has reluctantly accepted that he must leave Merseyside this summer to go in search of regular first-team Premier League football.
The 26-year-old’s time at Anfield has been plagued with injury and misfortune with the English international making just 25 performances in three years for the Reds.
Palace are now hoping to provide Ings’ career with a lifeline, with the Eagles stepping up their attempts to land the player.
Palace manager Roy Hodgson is keen to add the former Burnley striker and hopes the club can convince Ings that Selhurst Park is the place to revitalise his career.
Hodgson is proving to be the driving force behind the move with the former England manager showing a real willingness to sign the striker.
Wilfried Zaha’s transfer request
Wilfried Zaha has informed fellow Crystal Palace colleagues he is determined to leave the club for Chelsea and is now considering submitting an official transfer request, according to the Daily Mirror.
The 25-year-old is understood to have rejected the Eagles’ £125k-per-week contract offer with the Blues willing to offer the forward considerably greater wages, according to the Daily Mail.
Zaha is keen to remain in London and is also desperate for another shot at one of the Premier League’s biggest clubs, making Chelsea favourites to sign the player in the coming week.