Ince set to hold talks with Hull City

The 22-year-old winger is out of contract having left Blackpool and is keen to move to a Premier League club, having rejected a transfer to Inter
By William Joyce

Tom Ince will hold talks with Hull City on Tuesday over a proposed move to the KC Stadium, Goal understands, as the Tigers look to beat the likes of Tottenham and Newcastle United to the winger's signature.

The 22-year-old is out of contract with Blackpool, and is free to negotiate with any club - although any side who sign the player will have to pay up to £5 million in compensation because he is under 23.

Ince held talks with Italian giants Inter earlier this summer but rejected a move to Serie A in favour of staying in the Premier League, having finished last season on loan at Crystal Palace.

He issued a statement at the time, saying: "After lengthy discussions with my family I have decided that my immediate future in the game lies in the Premier League.

"I am flattered to have received such strong interest from several big European clubs. But I believe at this early stage of my career I need to continue my football education in England.

"I would like to thank the clubs overseas for their interest and kindness. I still have ambitions to one day play in Europe.

"I am now looking forward to what lies ahead next season."

Hull, who have been busy in the transfer market in recent days with the signings of Jake Livermore and Robert Snodgrass, are now pushing ahead with talks for Ince.

Ince has also held talks with QPR, while Crystal Palace boss Tony Pulis recently aired his desire to sign Ince permanently, saying: "I'd love to sit down and get something done with him because I think he's a top player."

Ince made eight appearances in the Premier League for Palace, scoring one goal and assisting another, and is a current England Under-21 international, while Sunderland, Swansea and Aston Villa are all monitoring his situation.