Report: Thomas Ince wanted by Newcastle United

Blackpool's Tom Ince and Preston's Keith Keane battle for the ball during their League Cup match on August 5, 2013
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Newcastle United are reportedly ready to make a £4.5m January bid for Blackpool's highly-rated forward Thomas Ince.

Newcastle United will reportedly attempt to sign Blackpool forward Thomas Ince in January.

The Magpies would consider paying around £4.5m for the England Under-21 international, according to The Mirror.

The 21-year-old opted to stay with the Tangerines this summer despite strong interest from newly-promoted Cardiff City but hasn't penned a new deal at Bloomfield Road this term.

Ince is Blackpool's top scorer in the Championship this season with four goals.

England Under-21 manager Gareth Southgate gives instructions to his players during a training session at St Georges Park on September 3, 2013
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