Tottenham face competition for £8m winger

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Everton and Newcastle have joined Tottenham in the race for Blackpool winger, Tom Ince.

Andre Villas-Boas' side have long been linked with a move for the 21-year-old winger and lodged a fresh bid of £8 million for Ince on Sunday, according to the Daily Mail.

And now Everton and Newcastle have thrown their names into the hat, with the Premier League duo both looking to beat tonight's 11pm deadline to sign the England under-21 star.

However, a move is not thought to be imminent and the player will not attempt to force a transfer.

Ince, who has been lined up by Tottenham as a replacement for Real Madrid's record-breaking Gareth Bale, turned down a move to Cardiff earlier this summer and is reportedly settled in the North West of England.

Spurs may struggle to tempt the former Liverpool trainee to White Hart Lane, with Ince happy to stay at Blackpool - where his dad Paul Ince is manager - until January at least.

Even though Tottenham's £8 million bid is likely to be accepted by the Seasiders, Blackpool are duty-bound to inform Liverpool and accept a matching bid from Brendan Rodgers' side as part of the agreement that took Ince to Bloomfield Road from Anfield, though the Merseyside club are not thought to be interested.

Whilst Spurs remain favourites to land Ince, there's no guarantee that a move will go ahead today, and Villas-Boas may be forced to turn his attentions elsewhere as he searches for a Bale replacement.

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