Blackpool accept an offer from the Blue Birds for Ince.
Cardiff City have had a bid believed to be around £8m accepted for Blackpool starlet Tom Ince, who has been a target for Liverpool in the past.
The Blue Birds have been keeping tabs on the youngster for some time and Ince’s father Paul – the former Manchester United and Liverpool midfielder and current manager of the Seasiders – has confirmed the offer.
“Cardiff have come in massively for Thomas and the chairman has accepted their offer,” the 45-year-old told Sky Sports.
“I think it’s 50/50 at the moment. 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.”
Ince junior has been impressing greatly during the past two seasons at Blackpool, having actually signed from the Reds in 2011 under previous manager Ian Holloway.
In the 21-year-old’s first year at Bloomfield Road he made 35 Championship appearances, netting seven goals and assisting seven more.
Yet in 2012/13 Ince really came into his own, playing all but two of the club’s league matches and scoring 18 times and providing 14 assists.
These performances from the England under-21 international saw the young winger earn the Football League’s Young Player of the Year back in March.
Ince progressed through the Liverpool youth ranks before the Merseyside outift let the youngster depart the club for Blackpool two years ago.
However, the winger’s headline-stealing output on the west coast made the Reds reconsider signing Ince, before Cardiff made no hesitation and now look set to land the talented Englishman.