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EXCLUSIVE: Swansea City abandon bid to sign Blackpool winger Tom Ince

By South Wales Evening Post  |  Posted: January 30, 2014

Blackpool winger Tom Ince won't be signing for Swansea City

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SWANSEA City have pulled out of the race to sign Tom Ince.

The Blackpool winger held talks at the Liberty Stadium on Monday after Swansea agreed a loan deal with the Championship club.

But Ince has since spoken to a number of other Premier League clubs, including Stoke and Crystal Palace.

And despite trailing the highly-rated wideman for some time, Swansea say they have decided to look at other possible targets.

Palace are now regarded as favourites to land Ince, although they will have to terminate one of their current loan agreements - either for Cameron Jerome or Jason Puncheon - in order to take him on a temporary basis.

The former Liverpool youngster has made it clear he only wants a loan move at this stage.

He will then be able to make a more long-term commitment when his Blackpool contract expires at the end of the season.

"After lengthy internal discussions, Tom Ince’s representative was informed last night that we would be pursuing other options," a Swansea spokesman told the Evening Post.

"We wish Tom all the best for the future."

Liverpool, Everton, Cardiff and Sunderland have also been linked with Ince. There have been reports that he has held talks with Hull, though the Tigers have denied holding an interest.

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  • Vildmis  |  January 30 2014, 10:59PM

    I think I'm misunderstood here, as I agree with everyone else in here, except "my best friends mum". Well, never mind and never mind Tom Ince (;

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  • chelsea1955  |  January 30 2014, 9:54PM

    Thank the lord this average player going elsewhere, if he was any good he would not be going on out on loan, the player should stay where he is only place if he is lucky to play first team football, count our lucky stars the swans have not signed him

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  • Vildmis  |  January 30 2014, 8:19PM

    Yes.. But i think ml and hj must agree in this decision, and in adressing it to the media now.. thereby "helping" Stoke, crystal palace and others to get him for less money. Their loyalties seems to go to the other clubs and managers and not the Ince father&son.. (parden my English)

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  • yankytaff  |  January 30 2014, 5:21PM

    Definitely the right decision, just wait now for stories in the national media reporting ML and HJ have fallen out over the non signing of Ince

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  • FearTheWorst  |  January 30 2014, 3:39PM

    That's excellent news. The kid is a legend in his own mind, nobody else's.

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  • moggs  |  January 30 2014, 3:21PM

    Delighted with this decision. Ince has messed too many Clubs' around and deserves to end up in The Championship.

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  • morton1947  |  January 30 2014, 3:02PM

    He's a mercenary and is looking for the highest bidder so good riddance - either that or his Father is pulling the strings . . Better players out there why not try Dave Nugent of Leicester

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  • waunarlwydd  |  January 30 2014, 2:47PM

    Oh dear, what were the demands?? Good for the Swans if you pulled out, he's a timewaster. Nobody is bigger than our club I'm afraid Tom 😟

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  • C.Lion  |  January 30 2014, 2:30PM

    Its a shame, but saying that, we only want players who really want to play for the club. Good strong move by the management team.

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