Tottenham are unlikely to pursue a deal to sign Danny Ings despite the club’s long-term interest in the Southampton striker, according to Football London.
The press has been flooded with reports about Spurs’ striker chase in recent days after the need for another goalscorer in the squad became more evident over the weekend.
A disappointing 1-0 defeat to Everton saw Tottenham struggle to create chances, something that could be improved by freshening up the attack.
On Monday we relayed a Calcio Mercato story that claimed Spurs are set to make an offer for January target Willian Jose.
The Real Sociedad star is not mentioned in Football London’s latest round-up of striker targets Tottenham are looking at – but Danny Ings is.
However, it is believed Spurs are set to be disappointed.
The report suggests Tottenham do hold a long-term interest in signing Ings, but this summer a deal will be ‘too difficult’ to get done.
That’s because Southampton will demand a large fee for their talisman, who scored 22 goals in the Premier League last season.
Also it is understood Ings may not want to join as back-up to Harry Kane, which is understandable given the potential lack of game time.