Tom Ince’s father, Paul, has commented on reports linking him with a return to Liverpool saying he believes his son is ready to play regularly in the Premier League.
Paul, the former Liverpool and Man United midfielder, told Sky Sports News “I just feel he is ready for the Premiership – whether that means he is going to go in January, or at the end of the season, or at the end of next season, who knows.”
Today’s Telegraph claim Liverpool are “ready to walk away from a deal” for Ince and that talks have reached deadlock.
While The Daily Mail claim a deal is close after a “breakthrough in negotiations”.
Blackpool boss Michael Appleton has previously explained that Liverpool had placed a bid for Ince. The Mail claim that offer was of £4.75m, The Telegraph say it amounted to £6m.
The deal is complicated by a sell-on clause that Liverpool have for Ince after he joined the Seasiders for £250,000 in 2011 after his contract at Anfield expired.