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Ince rejects Inter for Premier League move

ESPN staff
June 6, 2014
Thomas Ince flew out to the San Siro with his father Paul for talks with Inter Milan © PA Photos

Thomas Ince has rejected a move to Inter Milan to join a club in the Premier League.

Ince, 22, has been in talks with Inter after flying out to the San Siro with his father Paul, who played for the club in the 1990s as well as for England.

However, with Liverpool reported to be keen on his signature and Crystal Palace, where he spent the last six months on loan, sure to be interested as well, the winger has opted to return to England to find a club after his contract expired with Blackpool.

"After lengthy discussions with my family I have decided that my immediate future in the game lies in the Premier League," he said in quotes reported by Sky Sports.

"I am flattered to have received such strong interest from several big European clubs. But I believe at this early stage of my career I need to continue my football education in England.

"I would like to thank the clubs overseas for their interest and kindness. I still have ambitions to one day play in Europe. I am now looking forward to what lies ahead next season."

Despite being out of contract at Bloomfield Road, Ince is under the age of 23 so Blackpool will be due compensation when he makes his next move.

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