Liverpool reignite interest in Ince as transfer saga takes new twist

Liverpool are understood to be interested in Blackpool winger Tom Ince once again, but face competition from Swansea City & Crystal Palace.

Tom Ince has been linked with a move away from Bloomfield Road almost every day of this transfer window. With his dad, Paul being sacked as Blackpool manager last week, Tom looks certain to leave the club as well this month. The saga has taken a new turn today though, with Liverpool reportedly back in the hunt for the pacey winger.

On Sunday night BBC reported that Ince was set to join an unnamed Premier League club on loan. That seemed like an unusual deal for Blackpool however given that he is out of contract at the end of the season, they would prefer a substantial fee for his services permanently.

Sky Sports have now suggested that Liverpool are back in for their former player and up to five other Premier League clubs are hoping to get a deal done for the England Under-21 international. Ince has met up with Swansea at least once and was apparently meeting with Crystal Palace tomorrow. Now Paul Ince is out of a job he can focus on trying to get the best deal for his son.

Liverpool were very close to signing Mohamed Salah last week, before Chelsea nipped in and pinched him from them grasps. Brendan Rodgers now seems to have reignited his interest in Ince as he looks to bring some more wingers into his squad. Ince was linked with a move back to Anfield last summer, but things had died down since then. However if Liverpool  are indeed seriously interested in Ince then you would consider them favourites to lure him to Anfield ahead of the other interested clubs.

Rodgers obviously feels Ince can make an immediate impact as Liverpool continue to push for a top four spot this season. With Monaco still apparently keen on Ince as well, he has some huge decisions to make before the end of the transfer window.

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