Italian duo hope to land winger on the cheap in the new year.
Serie A giants Napoli and Juventus are both said to be battling it out to win the signature of highly rated Blackpool wide man Tom Ince for a cut-price fee when the winter window opens again for business at the turn of the year, according to reports in the Daily Star.
The England Under-21 international has been the subject of much interest in his services from a number of Premier League clubs of late, especially Tottenham Hotspur, who tried to buy Ince during the recent summer transfer window, only to fail to reach an agreement with the Championship outfit over a fee for their star player.
However, it has now emerged that teams outside of the Premier League will be able to sign Ince for a cut-price fee of just £335,00o in January, with the winger’s current contract with the seasiders set to expire in June 2014.
But for sides in England, though, the fee to land the 21-year-old is likely to be nearer the £4 million mark in the new year, meaning that Ince has suddenly become an extremely attractive proposition to potential buyers on the Continent, with both Italian high flyers understood to be keen on taking advantage of the Fifa ruling to snap Ince up on the cheap at the turn of the year.