Blackpool winger Tom Ince has told Manchester United and Liverpool that he is in no rush to leave Bloomfield Road.
The England Under-21 international has been chased by a host of Premier League sides, including Brendan Rodgers’ and Sir Alex Ferguson’s sides, after impressing for the Tangerines in the Championship.
The 20-year-old – the son of former England international Paul Ince – has scored nine times already this season, but he wanted to distance himself from a move to the top flight.
“I wouldn’t be where I am if it wasn’t for Blackpool. I’ve been given the chance to play week in, week out at a very high level,” he told The Sun.
“It is flattering to have all that interest. It shows you are playing good football and are in good form but my focus is on playing for Blackpool.”
Ince was a part of the Liverpool youth team before being allowed to leave Anfield for free last summer when the club decided not to offer him a new contract.
Goal.com exclusively revealed that Manchester United are lining up a £5 million January swoop for the 20-year-old.
Blackpool rejected a £4m bid from Swansea City for the attacking midfielder in August.