Inter Milan are lining up a surprise bid for Blackpool's Tom Ince which could trigger a FIFA loophole that will see the Seasiders pocket a fraction of the fee they value him at, according to The Sun.

As Ince is only 21 and out of contract in the summer any potential move would go to a tribunal.

A FIFA rule states that a 'cross-border' transfer would mean that the Italian giants would only need to pay a fee of around £400,000 based on appearances over a set number of years in a complicated formula.

In the same instance with a Premier League team, they would have to shell out around £4 million.

Both fee's are well down on the £8 million bid that Blackpool accepted from Cardiff City in the summer, however the England under-21 international turned down a move to the newly promoted Premier League side to remain in the Championship with his young family.

The tricky winger could follow in the footsteps of his father and manager at Blackpool, Paul Ince, who spent two years at the San Siro between 1995 and 1997.

Ince junior moved to the Tangerines from Liverpool in 2011, also in a compensation deal.

In that time, Ince has established himself as one of the hottest properties outside the Premier League, hitting 28 Championship goals in 82 games.

Blackpool have made a strong start to the season and are fourth after eight games with 17 points.

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