Thomas Ince rejects Inter for Prem move
England under-21 winger Thomas Ince has rejected a move to Inter Milan to join a club in the Premier League.
Ince, 22, has been in talks with the Italian giants after flying out to the San Siro for talks with his father Paul, who played for the Nerazzurri in the 1990s as well as 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 23 so Blackpool will be due compensation when he makes his next move.