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Newcastle Prepare January Swoop For In-Demand England U21 Starlet

Toon set to now concentrate on young home-based talent.

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Newcastle United will make a move to sign highly rated Blackpool wide man Thomas Ince when the transfer window reopens again for business in January, according to reports in the Daily Express.

The Magpies had a disastrous recent summer of transfer activity, failing to land a number of their intended targets, including front men Demba Ba and Bafetimbi Gomis from Chelsea and Olympique Lyonnais respectively.

However, it is understood that new director of football Joe Kinnear will attempt to now shift the north-east giant’s transfer focus away from the continent and back towards young, up-and-coming English talent.

And the first name on Kinnear’s wish list for the new year is believed to be that of Blackpool’s in-demand England Under-21 international Ince, who has been attracting the attentions of a whole host of big-name Premier League clubs of late, including the likes of both Everton and Tottenham Hotspur.

Ince has been with the Championship outfit for the past two years now, having originally arrived at the Seasiders from Liverpool in August 2011 on an initial two-year deal for an undisclosed fee.

But in the intervening period, the 21-year-old has since gone on to establish himself as being one of the most impressive midfield players in the Championship, having scored 28 goals in total in just 90 appearances for Blackpool.

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