The Mirror report that Tottenham are preparing a bid of around £6.5m for Blackpool star Thomas Ince once the season comes to an end.
The youngster was recently named in the Championship team of the season and was targeted by Liverpool in January.
Tottenham see him as an ideal addition to their squad as he fits in with their policy of buying promising young British players.
Ince is an England Under 21 international and the son of legendary midfielder, Paul Ince. Ince senior is also Thomas’ current manager at Blackpool.
Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston is resigned to losing Thomas this summer and is just holding out for the best deal for his club.
Ince will also be entitled to a percentage of the transfer fee as part of the contract he signed when he left Liverpool’s reserve team for first team football two years ago.
Join an exciting young squad at Spurs
A move to Spurs will be tempting for Ince. They are a club fighting for Champions League places with a young and exciting squad.
Equally Ince is an attractive player for Spurs. He is young enough to be happy to sit on the bench sometimes but good enough to make an impact when he is selected. At just 21 he will improve playing alongside better players and could be a real star in the future.
With Gareth Bale now playing in a more central position, Tottenham have relied too heavily on Aaron Lennon to provide a threat from wide areas.
Ince could help to share that responsibility and Spurs will hope he can follow in the footsteps of both Bale and Lennon who joined as youngsters and developed into Premier League stars.