Everton & Aston Villa Want England Under 21 Youngster Tom Ince

Both clubs are hoping to complete the signing of Ince before the transfer window closes on September 2nd.

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Everton and Aston Villa are set to battle it out for the signature of Blackpool winger Tom Ince, the Daily Star reports.

Ince has been heavily linked with a move to the Premier League this summer, with Cardiff City failing in their bid to sign the winger earlier in the transfer window.

The Bluebirds failed in their attempt to sign Ince because they weren’t an established Premier League club but both Everton and Aston Villa are confident that they can persuade the England under 21 international to leave Bloomfield Road.

Ince is also reluctant to leave his father, Paul Ince, behind at Blackpool.

Paul Ince has accepted that his son will probably leave the club in the future but wants him to join a club that can guarantee him first team football.

He told Sky Sports News last week: “What I wouldn’t want Thomas to do is to go to a club and then spend a lot of time on the bench, as that would hamper his development.

“Whenever he does go, and whatever club he goes to, he needs to be playing football and his development needs to be taken forward.”

It is thought that Blackpool would be willing to let Ince leave the club if they receive a bid of £8 million.

Both Everton and Villa are set to step up their attempts at signing the winger before the transfer window closes on Monday.

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