Tom Ince

Tom Ince

According to Sky Sports, as many as eight Premier League clubs are very interested in snapping up Blackpool star Tom Ince before the January window slams shut, including Everton.

The 21 year-old received his footballing education on Merseyside at the Anfield academy, but failed to break into the Reds first team before deciding to drop down to the Championship with the Seasiders in Summer 2011.

Since his Bloomfield Road switch however, the son of Paul has proved to be a revelation. Last term, he found 18 goals from the flanks, a rich vein of form that earned Ince the Football League Young Player of the Year award and a place in the PFA’s Championship Team of the Year.

This season, the Junior Lion, who has three goals and twelve caps at U21 level, has continued to impress, recording seven goals and six assists in 22 Championship starts.

Along the way, he’s averaged 2.7 shots, 2.2 key passes, 1.5 successful dribbles and 2.2 accurate crosses per match.

With his father recently axed from the Blackpool hotseat and Ince junior’s contract set to expire at the end of the season, a departure before the winter window slams shut looks incredibly likely.

Seasiders chairman Karl Oyston has reportedly offered the Championship star on a loan-to-buy deal to Premier League clubs, which has caught the interest of Swansea, Sunderland, Crystal Palace, Liverpool and the Toffees to name a few.

According to Sky Sports, Ince is now touring England to meet various representatives and also mull over a pre-contract from Monaco. It’s believed he’ll make his decision on Thursday.