Liverpool still want starlet

Blackpool winger Tom InceLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers is determined to push through a summer move for Blackpool winger Tom Ince, despite the player admitting that he fears a move has passed him by, according to reports from The Mirror.

The Reds reportedly made several bids for their former youth star during January, but failed to match the Seasiders’ valuation of £6m.

But, with his contract running down, Rodgers is set to make another approach at the end of the season, and is confident of luring the 21-year-old back to Merseyside.

The Northern Irishman believes that a bid of around £4m could be enough to tempt the Championship outfit, so long as they miss out on promotion to the top tier.

Ince elected to leave Anfield 18 months ago, with first-team opportunities limited.

Since his departure he has been mightily impressive, with a series of top-notch performances winning him the coveted Football League Young Player of the Year award last Sunday.

He has also forced his way onto the England U-21 set-up, and even been suggested as a future star for the senior squad.

Ince’s father, Paul, has been named as manager of Blackpool, which could ease through a move, with the former Manchester United and Liverpool midfield general unlikely to stand in the way of his son’s dream transfer to the top tier.

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