Stoke enter race for Ince

Stoke City have become the latest side to speak to Blackpool winger Thomas Ince, with the youngster currently weighing up a move the Premier League Sky Sports have reported.

A number of Premier League sides have expressed an interest in the England U-21 international, who reportedly met up with Potters boss Mark Hughes alongside his father Paul this afternoon.

Ince, whose contract at Blackpool is set to expire this summer, was given permission by the Championship club to speak to a host of top flight clubs in a bid to decide his future.

As well as Stoke, Ince and his father have spoken to Swansea regarding a potential move to the Liberty Stadium.

Sky Sports have also reported that Crystal Palace, Hull City and Sunderland have also been given the green light to speak to the youngster with Ince set for a meeting with Black Cats manager Gus Poyet this week.

Ince, who has scored seven goals for Blackpool so far this season, moved to Bloomfield Road in August 2011 from Liverpool.

He was awarded the Football League Young Player of the Season last year and was also selected in the PFA Championship Team of the year, having scored 18 goals in 44 appearances.

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