Tottenham target has his head turned

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Burnley boss Sean Dyche revealed that striker Danny Ings has been affected by speculation linking him with a move away from the Premier League strugglers.

Ings is out of contract in the summer and has been heavily linked with a move to Tottenham and Liverpool.

With only Harry Kane delivering goals from the Tottenham attack, Ings has been mooted as a possible replacement for Emmanuel Adebayor or Roberto Soldado.

Ings was substituted after an hour in the Clarets 2-0 defeat at Sunderland on Saturday.

“I took him off because I thought it had affected him,” Dyche said.

“He was a bit off today but next week he’ll be back with his team-mates and he’ll be full of beans again.”

“Speculation builds and people leak stories to the press,” he added. “I must give Danny credit, he’s dealt with it.

“He’s a young man and a lot’s happened in the last 48 hours. I was almost borderline not going to play him, but because I value him and the team does, then we wanted to play him.”

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