After missing out on Mohamed Salah, who joined Chelsea, Liverpool have turned their attention to Blackpool’s Tom Ince.
According to Sky Sports, the Reds have entered the race to sign the youngster, who is out of contract at the end of the season.
Sky Sports reported earlier that several Premier League clubs like Swansea, Hull City, Stoke and Sunderland are all interested to get his signature.
Sky Sources: Liverpool have enterted the race for Blackpool’s Tom Ince. #LFC
— Pete O’Rourke (@SkySportsPeteO) January 27, 2014
In a statement, Blackpool said: “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.”
Ince who graduated from Liverpool’s youth academy joined Blackpool in 2011 and was linked with a return to Anfield in the last summer as well.
The young attacking midfielder has made 12 appearances for the England U21 side and is Blackpool’s leading scorer with seven goals in the Championship this season.
Liverpool fans will be further frustrated after Brendan Rodgers has admitted in his press conference that “there is nothing imminent” on transfers.