Ex-Red still to seal dream move back to Anfield.
The expected return to Anfield of one-time midfield player Tom Ince has hit a snag after it emerged that his employers Blackpool are refusing to answer any calls from Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, say the Daily Mirror.
The England Under-21 international was supposed to already be a Liverpool player by now, with Rodgers even suggesting at the start of the January transfer window that the move was a “done deal”, only for the Seasiders’ chairman Karl Oyston to start playing hardball with the Reds.
And, this will be a familiar tactic to those in the boardroom at Anfield after the two clubs fought a bitter battle over the services of Scotland international Charlie Adam two years ago, a move that Blackpool initially won by preventing the midfield player from leaving the club in the 2011 January transfer window, only for Adam to eventually move to Anfield later that year.
Blackpool are reportedly hoping to start a bidding war for Ince’s services, with fellow top-flight outfit Swansea City also thought to be keen on the coveted 20-year-old, although Liverpool still remain firm favourites to bring their former player, who left the Reds two years ago to join Blackpool, home for a fee somewhere in the region of £7 million.
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