Manchester United made an enquiry for Southampton striker Danny Ings, according to reports.
Former Liverpool man Ings has scored 16 goals in 27 appearances for the Saints in all competitions this season – 13 of those goals have come since the end of September – as they continue to climb up the Premier League table.
The report adds that ‘Southampton have been clear he was not for sale’ with Ings only joining permanently in the summer from Liverpool for a reported £18m fee.
And Ings – who will have to years remaining on his contract at the end of the season – ‘will have a decision to make this summer with a new contract likely to be offered by the club set against options of a move elsewhere’.
Meanwhile, Ings’ form has recently seen Southampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl back him for an England call-up.