Brendan Rodgers is getting ready to give up his pursuit of Tom Ince, according to reports, with Blackpool unable to come to an agreement with Liverpool over the sale of the youngster.
The Reds have reportedly bid £6 million for Ince, but Blackpool believe he is worth £8 million, with the Merseyside club set to get back 35% of the fee thanks to a sign-on clause when the 20 year old left in 2011.
The Liverpool Echo is reporting that Rodgers isn't interested in paying what he believes are over the odds for the England under 21 international, and is prepared to walk away from doing a deal rather than getting involved in a last minute scramble in the lead-up to deadline day.
Rodgers has reportedly made it clear to Blackpool that he is only interested in talking to the club if they will lower their asking price for the man who has scored 13 times in 29 appearances for his Championship side.
Ince was to be another attacking boost for the Liverpool set up, as Rodgers looks to make an impact on the club in both the short and long term.
He left the club in the 2011 summer on the advice of Kenny Dalglish and Damien Comolli, and after the duo left the club, it seems that the club's transfer policy underwent a great deal of change as Rodgers came into the fray.
Ince will enter into the final 12 months of his contract in the summer, which will no doubt put Blackpool on the back foot in terms of negotiations. But should Liverpool wait six months, another club could make a more attractive offer in that time.