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Liverpool to cash in from Ince battle

July 2, 2013
By ESPN staff

Liverpool will receive a windfall worth millions if Tom Ince, a target for Cardiff and Swansea, leaves Blackpool this summer, according to the Daily Mirror.

Thomas Ince
PA PhotosTom Ince is wanted by Cardiff and Swansea

The paper reports that the Reds will reap the rewards of a 50% sell-on clause if Ince, 21, who left Anfield for the Tangerines in 2011, moves on.

However, previous reports suggest that Liverpool's share is closer to 35% of any sell-on fee, but that would still net the club a tidy sum for a player they cut loose from their youth system

The England Under-21 international, who caught the eye with impressive displays last season, has attracted interest from both the top flight's Welsh clubs.

Cardiff had looked Ince’s most likely destination after the Bluebirds had an £8 million bid accepted by Blackpool, but Swansea have now offered a similar amount.

Blackpool manager Paul Ince revealed at the weekend that the bidding war for his son was under way.

“I think it’s 50/50 at the moment,” he said. “It’s a tricky one for me. Ideally, you want your son to be playing in the Premier League - but you also want him to be playing for you.”