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The England Under-21 international has been targeted by the three Premier League clubs after being given permission by Blackpool to discuss a loan move

By Wayne Veysey | Chief Correspondent

Tom Ince is in talks with Swansea City, Crystal Palace and Hull City over a loan move from Blackpool, Goal understands.

The three Premier League clubs will fight it out for the England Under-21 international ahead of Friday’s transfer deadline.

Ince is keen to make his mark in the top flight and told Blackpool he wanted to leave following his father Paul’s dismissal as manager last week.

In a statement, Blackpool said: "Following discussions with Thomas Ince and his representative, permission has been given for Thomas to discuss a loan move to a Premier League club.

"Thomas has expressed his ambition to play in the Premier League for the remainder of the season, a decision that the club fully understands and supports."

Tottenham, Swansea and Cardiff City all came close to signing Ince, who turns 22 later this week, in the latter stages of the summer window but the player decided to stay put at Bloomfield Road.

Ince can leave on a free at the end of the season when he is out of contract but, from February 1, he can sign for an overseas club for a small compensation fee. Were he to exploit this loophole Blackpool would only be entitled to the Fifa-mandated 'training' compensation for players aged under 23 of around £300,000.

Monaco have held talks with Ince over a summer transfer but a move overseas is on hold as he prepares to test himself in the Premier League.

An English club would have to pay a hefty loan fee for Ince this month and Blackpool have sanctioned a move in order to recoup some money for the youngster.

Ince has already met with Swansea manager Michael Laudrup and is also keen to hear the plans of Palace and Hull.

Ince came closest to joining Cardiff last summer after the newly-promoted club agreed an £8m fee with Blackpool but the player rejected the move to south Wales.

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