Inter Milan sporting director Piero Ausilio has confirmed interest in free agent and former Liverpool youth player Tom Ince.
The 22-year-old winger, who started the 2013/2014 season with Blackpool in the Championship, has been wanted by Brendan Rodgers at Anfield since January, and it was believed that they'd be willing to pay up to £12million for their former starlet.
However, a potential move fell through as Blackpool manager at the time, and also Tom's father, Paul Ince, didn't think a move to Merseyside would be best for his son.
Despite the Liverpool move falling through, it wasn't long until Ince was finally in the Premier League as he secured a short-loan move to relegation-threatened Crystal Palace, but after Tony Pulis worked his magic, they managed to finish mid-table.
The Englishman is currently still under contract with Blackpool, but his contract expires next month, and he has made it clear that he will be leaving the Championship side in the summer with a whole host of Premier League sides interested.
However, they will face serious competition from Serie A side Inter Milan, who have confirmed their interest in Ince via their sporting director.
Tom's father, Paul, also used to play for Inter Milan during his playing days, and he could play a big part in the potential transfer, so a move to Italy could be on the cards for the pacey wide-man.
In fact, former Blackpool manager Ince had an interview earlier this season and admitted that he's advised his son to move abroad just to experience it for his career, and that has put Inter in the driving seat to win the battle for his signature.
With the move a possibility, Ausilio admitted that there is interest there, but he's admitted that there is nothing in the pipeline as of yet.
"It's definitely not a done deal for Tom Ince," he told a press conference at the weekend.
"He's a young player with an expiring contract. Him coming to Inter is an intriguing possibility because his dad played here, but nothing's been agreed yet.
“We're waiting for him to give us an answer."
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