Premier League clubs are ready to snap Danny Ings up after Ralph Hasenhuttl revealed that the England international may depart Southampton in the summer.
has been a prolific forward forSouthampton
in the last three seasons, meeting the target 40 times in 81 appearances for his side.
The 28-year-old’s contract is due to expire by the summer of 2022, and the Saints are pushing to encourage him to sign an extension deal, despite being unable to meet his wage requests, and
reveals that they may have no choice but to cash in this summer.
We are in a situation where every club is struggling with finances,
” he said.
We as a club must be strong to keep our limits at what we have financially. We are not gambling or playing a game here.
"We are trying to keep the club in a healthy way and it is not only about Ingsy, there are others who also want to extend their contract.
“If it is not what we expect to pay in the future, then we have to look for somebody else who is cheaper, but we know it always should be win-win for both.
"If they want to make the next step in the summer to a bigger club and there is an offer fitting to the player, then we can always negotiate.
"We know we are not the end of the ranking or the top of the ranking, but in the end, we have a good core who are committed. Every player is invited to do it within our limits.
“I think Danny shows us that he wants to be with the club, we know that he is an important player for us.
"I hope that we find an agreement and finally he stays with us.
"If not, life will go on and this club will also exist and hopefully we can find a way that we can both live with.”
Southampton are getting prepared to go into battle withShrewsbury
in the FA Cup’s third round on Tuesday.