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Blackpool ace set to try his hand at Premier League football with Palce

Tom Ince recently turned down an offer to join Cardiff City

Tom Ince: ‘Dad says I must leave Blackpool to reach top’

Ince has the blessing of his father and manager Paul to leave. But only if the move is right, this sought-after youngster tells Tim Rich

Kevin Phillips

Crystal Palace striker Kevin Phillips ready for another crack at the Premier League

The striker scored the crucial goal to get Palace promoted

Combative midfielder: Leroy 'The Bouncer' Fer

Today's transfer talk round-up: Thiago Alcantara on 'brink of Manchester United move'; Tottenham 'interested in' Nacer Chadli; Leroy Fer 'set for Norwich medical'

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Thomas Ince

Thomas Ince in talks with Cardiff after Blackpool accept £8m bid

The winger has long been linked with a move to the Premier League

Jonjo Shelvey

Liverpool's Jonjo Shelvey could go on-loan to Crystal Palace as Ian Holloway looks to strengthen his squad

Midfielder is not in Rodgers first-team plans and may seek a short-term move away from Anfield in search of regular football

Staying or going: Ince's future still remains unclear

Blackpool transfer news: Club accepts transfer bid from Cardiff for Tom Ince, says father (and manager) Paul

Blackpool have accepted an offer from Cardiff City for English star Tom Ince according to Tangerines manager, Paul Ince.

Paul Ince

Bafflement in Blackpool continues as club insist Paul Ince did not offer resignation

45-year-old understood to have taken training today at pre-season training base in Portugal

Andreas Cornelius

Cardiff agree deal to sign Andreas Cornelius from FC Copenhagen

Striker set to join for an undisclosed fee upon completion of a medical

Tom Ince trains with the England Under-21s yesterday

Tom Ince: 'If I had a bad game as a kid my dad would spit in my face and worse!'

Blackpool star says his tough upbringing made him stronger as he returns for England after a ban

The Sport Matrix: Wednesday 29 May 2013

Defiant Cook defends his tactics after series victory

Palace striker Kevin Phillips scores from the spot

Promoted Crystal Palace urged to follow Swansea's example

Kevin Phillips' penalty winner is set to ear Palace £120million windfall

Crystal Palace on 'hiding to nothing' without Wilfred Zaha, says Ian Holloway as he considers loan move for Manchester United winger

Holloway is tempted to ask new United boss Moyes if he can borrow Zaha

Crystal Palace players celebrate promotion to the Premier League

Crystal Palace keen to take play-off hero Kevin Phillips into top flight after penalty secures £120m

Ian Holloway wants veteran striker to help team's tilt at Premier League after his winning goal

Crystal Palace support their side at the Championship play-off final

Championship play-off final: Crystal Palace defender Damien Delaney ready for biggest game of his life

“I didn’t think I would be in this situation,” said Damien Delaney, days before the biggest game of his life, with some understatement.

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