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Premier League manager breaks silence on reported Man City transfer target

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has recently commented on the rumours that Manchester City, among other clubs, are eyeing up a potential deal for striker Danny Ings - with the Englishman being linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium as Sergio Aguero’s long-term replacement.

Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhuttl has recently commented on the rumours that Manchester City, among other clubs, are eyeing up a potential deal for striker Danny Ings - with the Englishman being linked with a move to the Etihad Stadium as Sergio Aguero’s long-term replacement.

The former RB Leipzig manager was speaking during a pre-match press conference on Tuesday afternoon, and given the magnitude of the reports that had preceded, it came as no surprise to see the future of Ings brought to his attention.

Hasenhüttl said, “We are in negotiations with the player, there is nothing much more to say. If there are any rumours out there, it is not my place to comment. Its always coming from the same place. It doesn’t make sense to comment.”

The striker, who has previously spent time at both Liverpool and Burnley, is currently contracted at Southampton until 2022.

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He has been rumoured to be shortlisted for becoming Sergio Aguero’s successor alongside the likes of Harry Kane, Erling Haaland and Joao Felix. However, the potential signing of Ings at the Etihad Stadium would be part of preliminary plans to sign two forwards in the summer window.

Ings transferred from Liverpool to Southampton back in 2018, since making 81 appearances for Hassenhuttl and finding the net 40 times.

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