Liverpool remain favourites to sign Danny Ings in the summer transfer window, despite newspaper reports linking the Burnley striker with a move to Real Sociedad at the end of the season.
The 22-year-old has netted nine times for the Clarets in the Premier League this term but will become a free agent when the current campaign comes to an end.
Ings was photographed getting on board a plane to Spain, with speculation rife that the reason for the trip was to discuss a possible switch to Real Sociedad with new manager David Moyes.
However, Burnley boss Sean Dyche still believes the highly-rated front man should set his sights on joining a top Premier League outfit, with Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur believed to be leading the chase in the UK.
“I think we all know his development needs to continue and that will happen best in the Premier League,” Dyche told Goals on Sunday. “The middle of La Liga is no use for a young player, I don’t personally think so – albeit it is a great standard.
"I think he’s better than that. I think he’s top end of the Premier League. He would only move abroad for financial reasons. It’s not for development. His development is top end of the Premier League. It’s the most powerful league in the world.
"His aspirations, as they should be, are to play for his national side and he definitely wants to play for England. I think his journey is in the Premier League.
“That’s not letting us down, that’s just the reality of the market we are in. The other night, if you were watching him at Old Trafford, I would be knocking on the door if I was those sort of clubs.”
Ings headed in an equaliser for Burnley against Manchester United before they eventually went down 3-1, while he also has four top-flight assists to his credit this season.