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Reading Hope to Pip Liverpool to Championship Starlet Signing

by Gary Emmerson

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Reading enter the race to sign Tom Ince and take him to the Madejski Stadium.

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Liverpool could be set to miss out on long-term transfer target Tom Ince after Reading entered the race to sign him and are prepared to meet the £8million asking price.

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Manager Brendan Rodgers has been keen to re-sign Ince and bring him back to Anfield 18 months after the previously regime at the club allowed the youth system product to sign for Blackpool for around £250,000.

The England under-21 international has impressed in the Championship for Blackpool and his stock continued to rise at the weekend when he found the net twice in a victory at Wolves to take his tally to 15 goals for the season.

But his return to Liverpool stalled after the initial £6million asking price continued to rise. The stumbling block to the move was the fact Liverpool are entitled to a percentage of the transfer fee due to a sell-on clause, which they would be paying to themselves.

And, according to the Sunday People, Premier League strugglers Reading are set to snatch the 20-year-old midfielder, the son of former England star Paul Ince, from under the noses of Liverpool after agreeing to meet Blackpool’s £8million valuation.


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