Here in the Football Transfer Tavern, we like to follow the progress of the finest talents in the Championship.
One of those we have been watching closely with a view to a possible Premier League move is Blackpool’s Thomas Ince.
Now Sky Sports report that a return to the top flight is on the cards for Ince after his club gave him permission to discuss a possible loan move to the Premier League, amid strong interest from Swansea City.
The 21-year-old, who has netted seven times for the Tangerines this term, is out of contract in the summer, and he is fully expected to depart Bloomfield Road for pastures new, especially after his father Paul Ince was dismissed as manager last week.
The former Liverpool youth prospect had previously rejected a summer move to Cardiff City, while Liverpool were also thought to be considering a return for the youngster, who has impressed since leaving Anfield for regular first team football.
Ince was not a member of caretaker manager Barry Ferguson’s side for the 1-1 draw against Doncaster Rovers on Saturday and the club have now released an official statement confirming he is allowed to discuss a short-term loan move to the Premier League.
A club statement read: “Following discussions with Thomas Ince and his representative, permission has been given for Thomas to discuss a loan move to a Premier League club.
“Thomas has expressed his ambition to play in the Premier League for the remainder of the season, a decision that the Club fully understands and supports.”
Swansea are now thought to be favourites for the England Under-21 international’s signature before the transfer window closes on Friday.
Ince is then expected to make the surprise switch to Ligue 1 giants Monaco after his representatives held talks with the French club earlier this month although this could have changed after the departure of his dad from the club.
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