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.