Football League Transfer Talk: Including Ince and Dyer

Blackpool, Middlesbrough, Watford and Crystal Palace all feature.

Reading have entered the race to sign Blackpool star Tom Ince. The club have made a bid for the midfielder which could now spark a bidding war against Premier League giants Liverpool. Liverpool have already had an offer rejected by the Tangerines, thought to be holding out for a fee of £8 million.

Middlesbrough manager Tony Mowbray has confirmed the club have held talks with Kieron Dyer over a possible move. Dyer was recently released by QPR after he was plagued by injuries during his time at the London club. He is now a free agent and free to join who he chooses.

Watford manager Gianfranco Zola has revealed he hopes striker Matej Vydra will stay at the club beyond this season. The Czech international is on loan from Italian giants Udinese but Zola wants him to stay on, as he’s been one of the most prolific strikers for the club this season.

Crystal Palace have signed former Chelsea youth player Alistair Gordon. Gordon played for various Chelsea youth sides and even featured in the reserves but has moved to the Championship for regular first team football. The teenager has also played for England at schoolboy level.

Blackpool are set to allow Scott Robertson to leave the club and move to Hibernian to play in the Scottish Premier League. Robertson signed for the Tangerines last summer in a deal from Dundee United but both parties have decided to move on after he made just one appearance for the club.

Peterborough United have signed Gillingham midfielder Jack Payne on loan for the rest of the season. The Gills were reluctant to let him leave on a permanent deal as they currently head League Two and are likely to want Payne for their League One campaign if they get promoted.

Hull City manager Steve Bruce has said he will do his best to sign a new striker by the end of the month. Hull have added to other areas of their team but lack a fresh creative attacking force. Bruce has admitted it will be difficult but he will do his best to find the club the right player.

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