BURNLEY are prepared to go to tribunal and push for an English record fee for Danny Ings – despite ongoing talks after the striker’s move to Liverpool was confirmed.

Liverpool yesterday announced that Ings will move to Anfield on July 1, subject to a medical, in what had become one of English football’s worst kept secrets.

The 22-year-old has agreed personal terms to join the Reds when his Burnley contract expires at the end of this month.

Under the terms of the Bosman ruling, the Clarets will be due compensation for Ings because he is under the age of 24 and Burnley quickly announced that they had rejected Liverpool’s initial offer for the striker.

The Clarets though said that they ‘will continue to have dialogue in order to reach a resolution over the fee’.

It is believed that Liverpool want to pay as little as £4m for Ings but Burnley value the England Under-21 international much more highly.

Although they are willing to co-operate with Liverpool and negotiate, the Clarets are understood to have no qualms about going to a tribunal if they do not receive an offer that they are happy with.

They would hope to receive more than the £6.5m that Chelsea were ordered to pay Manchester City for Daniel Sturridge in 2010, in what remains an English record for a fee set by tribunal.

That fee included a series of payments based on appearances for his new club.

The Sturridge tribunal took place seven months after the striker’s departure from City and a failure to agree a fee with Liverpool could see Burnley having to wait some time to receive money for Ings’ exit.

But the Clarets are determined to secure the best price possible for the forward and secure a fee that would surpass the club record sale of Jay Rodriguez to Southampton for £7m three years ago.

Tottenham were reported to have offered £12m for Ings two weeks ago in an attempt to hijack the Liverpool deal, in a valuation that would do no harm to Burnley’s arguments at a tribunal.

But the Clarets have refused to confirm or deny whether a bid from the north London club actually arrived.

Burnley will be relieved that Ings has decided to stay in England rather than move abroad and join Spanish side Real Sociedad.

Ings flew out to Spain in February to hold talks with Sociedad, who are managed by former Manchester United boss David Moyes.

Differing regulations for transfers between countries would have seen Sociedad ordered to pay only a pre-determined training fee of around £200,000 to Burnley.

Clarets boss Sean Dyche had warned Ings at the time of his trip to Spain that his career would be better served by staying in England.

It is thought that Liverpool had always been the former Bournemouth youngster’s preferred destination in any case.

Burnley are now looking to strengthen their squad for next season and have been linked with Swansea City midfielder Leon Britton, who is looking for regular football after falling down the pecking order at the Liberty Stadium.