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Ince in talks with Cardiff

Blackpool winger Thomas Ince has held talks with Barclays Premier League new boys Cardiff, Press Association Sport understands.

Ince's father, Seasiders boss Paul Ince, said at the end of June the Championship club had accepted a bid - reported to be £8million - from Cardiff for the 21-year-old.

And it is understood that the England Under-21 international was in Wales on Monday to discuss a potential move to the Cardiff City Stadium.

Thomas Ince has developed a considerable reputation since joining Blackpool from Liverpool in 2011, emerging as one of the most sought-after players in the English second tier.

Last term he scored 18 goals for the Tangerines and he also netted in their opening pre-season friendly on Saturday, a 2-0 victory over Penrith.

He has eight England Under-21 caps and featured for the team at last month's European Championships in Israel.

Cardiff have already recruited Denmark striker Andreas Cornelius from FC Copenhagen this summer on a five-year-deal as they make preparations for their maiden Premier League campaign, having sealed promotion by winning the Championship title last season.

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