The Italian giants are weighing up bids for Ince after learning they could strike a deal in January to sign him for £335000.

Ince is out of contract next summer and Blackpool will only be entitled to compensation if he leaves then.

But FIFA rules mean Ince can move to a club outside England for a cut-price compensation fee at the end of his deal.

Tottenham are the leading English contenders to land Ince but will have to pay much more to land him.

After a last-ditch move in the summer Spurs are set to try their luck again in the new year and hope £4m will be enough to get their man.