Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

DANNY FOR INGLAND ; Frank Lampard Believes the Burnley Striker - and Summer Target for City - Will Become an International Player Soon

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

DANNY FOR INGLAND ; Frank Lampard Believes the Burnley Striker - and Summer Target for City - Will Become an International Player Soon

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HE'S one of the names being considered by City as the Premier League champions look to refresh their ageing squad this summer.

And Frank Lampard clearly believes Burnley striker Danny Ings has the potential to play at the highest level.

e 22-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has attracted interest from clubs at home and abroad. Manuel Pellegrini has monitored his progress since making the step up to the top - ight this season as the Chilean weighs up a summer move.

Ings has scored nine goals in a struggling Burnley side and impressed as Sean Dyche's relegation-threatened team shocked City by coming back from 2-0 down to earn a draw at the Etihad Stadium in December.

With Roy Hodgson set to call up Harry Kane for this month's England internationals - and Charlie Austin also in contention - Lampard believes Ings is another name who should come into consideration for the ree Lions.

e veteran midffielder said: "We're all aware of Danny Ings, who established himself last year by scoring goal after goal, and he's come up and proved himself in the Premier League and is very young too. He and Ashley Barnes were very strong against us.

"Ings could deffinitely play for England. He's played regularly for Burnley this season, looked sharp and scored goals and we're not exactly -ush with great forwards in England at the moment, so he's deffinitely given himself a chance."

With Stevan Jovetic's future in doubt, Ings would be a cut-price replacement for the Montenegrin, who was left out of City's Champions League squad for the knock-out stages of the competition.

But they will face competition from Liverpool if they try to lure him to the Etihad, with Anffield boss Brendan Rodgers also an admirer.

City travel to Burnley tonight looking to close the gap on Chelsea to two points. But the memories of that draw in December should serve as a warning to Pellegrini's side. …

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