Tottenham are set for one last summer signing, with the Mail Online linking the White Hart Lane club to Blackpool star Tom Ince. The report claims Spurs have already opened negotiations with the Championship club over a possible £8m move.
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The 21-year-old forward was heavily linked to Liverpool, with whom he began his professional career. Brendan Rodgers made no secret of his desire to sign Ince in January but the arrival of England international Daniel Sturridge and young Brazilian Philippe Coutinho, as well as the summer signing of Spaniard Iago Aspas and Uruguayan striker Luis Suarez, means the Reds' forward line is unlikely to see any further additions this summer.
Nevertheless, Andre Villas-Boas will not have an easy path to Ince's signature, with the Mail crediting a number of Premier League clubs, including Everton, Newcastle United and newly promoted Cardiff City, with an interest.
Ince is believed to be keen to remain with the Seasiders this year and Spurs are prepared to accept that condition, keeping him on loan at Bloomfield Road for this campaign.
AVB's summer spree has crossed £100m, with the arrival of playmakers Eric Lamela (from AS Roma) and Christian Eriksen (from Ajax) and defender Vlad Chiriches (from Steaua Bucharest). The three join Roberto Soldado, Paulinho, Nacer Chadli and Etienne Capoue as new faces at the Lane this year, as AVB looks to offset the departure of Welsh international Gareth Bale to Spanish giants Real Madrid, for a world record £85m, according to the BBC.
Meanwhile, the Mirror believes Cameroon left-back Benoit Assou-Ekotto and Togo striker Emmanuel Adebayor are likely to leave Spurs on loan, with Championship side Queens Park Rangers a possible destination.
Assou-Ekotto has lost his first-team place to youngster Danny Rose, while Adebayor never hit the heights of his 2010/11 season with Spurs, when he scored 17 goals and registered 11 assists in 32 league starts.
QPR boss Harry Redknapp is believed to be keen on brining a top-level striker to Loftus Road, as he attempts to bring the Rangers straight back up into the Premier League next season.
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