NEWCASTLE are chasing Liverpool striker Danny Ings in a January loan deal, along with THREE other Premier League clubs.
Southampton, Watford and Crystal Palace are also chasing the Reds forward who is working his way back to full fitness.
Jurgen Klopp is a huge fan of Ings, 25, but the one-cap England international has struggled at the club after a series of unfortunate injuries.
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With that in mind, the German chief is willing to offload the forward, but only on a temporary deal, with Liverpool hoping the ex-Burnley man still has a future at the club.
Since arriving at Anfield in 2015, Ings has made just six Premier League appearances, scoring twice.
Now into his third season at the club, the ex-Bournemouth star has scored three times in 12 games for the Premier League giants.
But now, as he approaches full fitness following a handful of outings for the Under-23s, clubs are re-entering the race for Ings.
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Newcastle were interested in the prospect of the English forward in the summer.
With Ings knowing he will need a long run of games – and a hatful of goals – in order to break into Gareth Southgate’s squad for the 2018 World Cup, the forward could be tempted by a move.
As well as Rafa Benitez’s Toon, Southampton, Watford and Crystal Palace are keeping tabs on Ings’ situation.
The Eagles and Saints particularly could use attacking reinforcements, having scored a mere two and eight goals respectively from their nine games.
Newcastle and Watford meanwhile are hoping to build on their impressive starts to the season, sitting in sixth and fifth respectively.
Ings netted 38 times in 122 league games for Burnley between 2011 and 2015.