Swansea to swoop for Ince but deny Zaha interest

Swansea City chairman Huw Jenkins is set to swoop for Blackpool’s Tom Ince for the second time, but has put an end to rumours regarding an approach for Wilfried Zaha, the Daily Mail has reported.

Jenkins confirmed his interest in Ince during the summer, but admitted he was ‘staggered’ by the asking price for the winger, which is believed to be around £8m

The England Under-21 star is out of contract in the summer and Jenkins confirmed it is ‘likely’ he will open talks with Blackpool for the second time. “He is a very good young player and one we looked at in the summer,” Jenkins said of Ince.

I would say it is likely that we will be talking to Blackpool again,” he continued. “I know their chairman, Karl Oyston, and when the time is right we will make contact and see what can be done.

With Ajax and Inter also tracking the youngster, Jenkins said he would ‘look at all options’ before making a move for Ince, as he could be available a free transfer in the summer.

Ince was on the verge of moving to Cardiff City in the summer, having travelled to negotiate with the club, but later decided to turn them down due to the arrival of his first child.

Manchester United’s Zaha, who is likely to be given a loan spell elsewhere in January, was not an option for Jenkins, who denied any approach will be made by the club. “Nothing is happening there,” Jenkins said.

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