Championship side Burnley are set to find out how much they will receive in compensation from Liverpool for striker Danny Ings.

According to reports, a fee could be set by a tribunal before the end of this week. The 23-year-old left the Clarets for the Merseyside club on a free transfer in the summer.

Ings has gone onto score three goals in eight appearances in all competitions this season. The forward has missed a large part of the season after picking up a cruciate knee ligament injury in October last year.

Chief executives from both clubs, Liverpool’s Ian Ayre and Burnley’s Dave Baldwin, will meet with a independent board for a tribunal in Manchester on Tuesday to determine his worth. The two clubs have been unable to agree on his fee since his move ten months ago.

Speaking at a recent fan’s forum, ITV quotes Baldwin as discussing the deal by saying “the reason it is different to the ordinary is this tribunal claim will be the biggest in history. The key to this was that we bring the claim against Liverpool, therefore we had to prepare an extremely robust case.

“You’re talking a documentation bundle of probably in excess of 400 or 500 pages with witness statements, evidence, analytics about player performance, the statement as to why we make a judgement as to what we believe the player is worth, compared to what Liverpool want to offer.”

Burnley will be hoping for a record fee paid at a tribunal when the two clubs meet again. The previous record was set by Chelsea who paid Manchester City £6.5 million to sign striker Daniel Sturridge in 2009.

Ings enjoyed a positive debut season in the Premier League for Burnley, scoring 11 goals and assisting four in 35 appearances.


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