Liverpool Transfer News: Liverpool Unlikely To Sign Tom Ince This Winter

Dan Talintyre@@dantalintyreSenior Analyst IIJanuary 9, 2013

BLACKPOOL, ENGLAND - NOVEMBER 13:  Tom Ince of England U21 looks on after missing a goalscoring opportunity during the International Friendly Match between England U21 and Northern Ireland U21 at Bloomfield Road on November 13, 2012 in Blackpool, England.  (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)
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Liverpool might have to wait until the summer transfer window before they can agree on a deal for Blackpool's Tom Ince, according to latest reports.

The England under-21 international was believed to be on the brink of signing a deal with the Merseyside club for around £5-7 million.

However, according to the latest from The Telegraph, Ince's current club Blackpool want Liverpool to meet their £7 million valuation of the player before agreeing to a deal. The Reds, however, are reportedly unwilling to meet that valuation—a decision that could have significant impacts for both clubs.

Liverpool are ready to walk away from a deal for Blackpool's Tom Ince as they have no intention of increasing their bid for the midfielder.

Blackpool have told the Merseyside club that they must increase their offer for the 20-year-old, but it is now more likely that Brendan Rodgers will wait until the summer transfer window before renewing interest.

The report goes on to say that Liverpool's original offer of £6 million, which was made several weeks ago, is really only an offer of £4 million given the sale percentage they are entitled to. When you then consider that Ince himself his entitled to 10 percent of the deal, Blackpool are essentially only receiving an offer of £3.4 million from the Merseyside club.

The Championship side are adamant that they will not part with Ince for anything less than the full £6 million, and that the Reds must change their offer so that the they finish with their correct amount, which they believe to be £6 million.

In order for Blackpool to finish with that money, Liverpool would need to increase their original offer for Ince to around £10 million (accounting for 35 percent sale percentage and then another 10 percent for the player in question) and they are reportedly unwilling to do so.

Both Rodgers "and managing director Ian Ayre have made no effort to reignite negotiations since their approach was buffed" (according to The Telegraph).

Liverpool and Blackpool appear to be at a crossroads in their negotiations, and with both sides seemingly unlikely to budge from their respective positions, a deal could very well not happen for Ince during the winter transfer window.

Rodgers could use the remainder of the season to try to negotiate a new deal with Blackpool in order to let the young starlet leave over the summer transfer window, if that comes to be.

Still, not getting a deal for Ince now would be a poor reflection on the managerial and transfer skills of Liverpool's management.

After starting the transfer window with such promise in the signing of Daniel Sturridge, it seems that Liverpool are once again coming up short in the transfer season. Hopefully, they won't live to regret this outcome as much as they have some other transfer moves.


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