Liverpool Bid for Youngster Tom Ince Stalls as Blackpool Up Asking Price to £8.5m

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Anfield return being scuppered by asking price for midfielder.

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Tom Ince’s return to Liverpool is looking increasingly unlikely after Blackpool increased the asking price for the young midfielder to £8.5million.

Ince came through the ranks at Liverpool but was sold to Blackpool by Liverpool for just £500,000 in 2011. Such has been his progress at Bloomfield Road that manager Brendan Rodgers is keen to bring the Ince, capped five times at under-21 international level by England, back to Anfield.

Source: Sunday Mirror

But the initial £6million asking price has been increased to £8.5million in light of interest from Swansea City and a sell-on clause that stands to benefit Liverpool.

As part of the initial deal to sell Ince, the son of former Anfield midfielder Paul, to Blackpool, Liverpool stand to gain 35 per cent of any future transfer fee. As Liverpool are the buying club, they would be gaining on their own transfer payout and Blackpool are therefore asking for a 35 per cent cut on any future transfer of Ince to make up for the shortfall.

Blackpool’s lack of a manager, following Michael Appleton’s defection to Lancashire rivals Blackburn Rovers on Friday, is also holding up any sale of Ince.

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