Manchester United are almost certain to not to take their option of buying Radamel Falcao in the summer and as a result, they are tracking many strikers across Europe at the moment. But the name which is on top of Louis van Gaala s wish list is Burnley striker Danny Ings.

Danny Ings, 22, is the young sensation of Premier League side Burnley FC. The youngster has caught the attention of some of Premier Leaguea s top clubs with his impressive displays this season and Manchester United are the latest entrants in a race for his signature. Danny Ings has made 25 appearances for Burnley this season, scoring 9 goals and providing 4 assists in the process.

The contract of Danny Ings at Burnley FC is set to expire in July this year but the youngster is not ready to extend the same as he has set his heart on a move to the bigger club. And it seems at the moment that he will be no short of options in July as the likes of Manchester United, Liverpool, Man City and Real Sociedad are interested in his services.

Despite having some world class strikers like Robin van Persie,Wayne Rooney and Radamel Falcao in their squad, Manchester United have desperately looked short of options upfront this season. Robin van Persie has failed to maintain the consistency while Radamel Falcao has looked a shadow of his own past for Manchester United.

The current situation has sent alarm bells ringing at the board room of Manchester United and they are desperate to bolster their attack in July. With Radamel Falcao almost certain to leave the club in July and inconsistent displays of Robin van Persie, Manchester United management may decide to sign more than one striker in July and according to the latest reports, Danny Ings is the first choice of Red Devils.

However, Manchester United will have to beat the competition of Man City, Liverpool and Real Sociedad if they want to get their man. But Louis van Gaal is confident of getting his principal target in July as the club has already sent chief scout Jim Lawlor to watch the wonder kid and they have received positive reviews.

And considering the positive reiews of the player Manchester United are planning to open the negotiations with the management of Burnley in coming days. Meanwhile, reports coming from England have also confirmed the interest of Manchester United in Danny Ings.

Daily Mail has claimed in its report today that Louis van Gaal sent chief scout Jim Lawlor to watch Ings play against Liverpool at Anfield on Wednesday night after the 22-year-old scored at Old Trafford in February.