Liverpool and Tottenham target Tom Ince will speak to Blackpool manager Paul Ince (who is also his father), after the ongoing European U21 championships in Israel, before deciding on his future.

"Sometimes it's about timing. I'll sit down with my dad and the chairman and talk through what is best for me. I am a Blackpool player. I have a year left and I am just concentrating on doing well for the Under-21s. I will sit down after the tournament and go from there," the Express quoted the player as saying.

Tom Ince

The 21-year-old former Anfield youth product has had an excellent season in the Championship, with 18 goals and 14 assists from 42 starts. His form wasn't enough to earn the Seasiders promotion though; they finished 15th.

According to the Mirror, the £7m-rated Ince has been linked with a return to Anfield as well as another of his father's former clubs - Inter Milan. However, his father believes Ince is still too young to play in a foreign league.

All the interest notwithstanding, Ince has also confirmed he would be happy to remain at Bloomfield Road for another season.

"Blackpool have given me the platform as a player and I have been given a great opportunity. If I stay at Blackpool I will give exactly what I did last season and if not we will see what happens," he concluded.

Ince also spoke about having to play with his father as the manager. He revealed he was often criticised as a child but said the criticism has helped him grow stronger.

"If I had a bad game he would be screaming and spitting in my face and worse than that. That's only going to make me stronger. I would not want it any other way but now I have to make my own way in the game," he explained.

Finally, the England youngster spoke on the pain of defeat to Italy in the opening group game of the U21 championships. Stuart Pearce's young charges slipped to a 1-0 defeat in Tel Aviv, with Lorenzo Insigne scoring a late winner. The goal was the first the side had conceded in nearly 900 minutes.

"It was disappointing and all the lads know that we need to beat Norway on Saturday. If we can pick up three points then the momentum will be with us when we play Israel," he said.