The transfer window may only just have closed but that has not stopped Newcastle from continuing their interest in Blackpool winger Thomas Ince.

Newcastle have previously had an offer for the winger rejected and are now prepared to make a follow-up bid when the transfer window reopens in January.

Ince has started the season in superb fashion, scoring four goals to help Blackpool rise to the top of the Championship table after four games.

Tom Ince
Ince has started the season in superb fashion scoring four goals in four games [Reuters]

The Daily Mirror has reported that Alan Pardew is prepared to make a second offer for the 20-year-old who is attempting to follow in the footsteps of his famous father Paul by becoming an established player in the Premier League.

Ince had hoped he would make it in the top flight with Liverpool after coming through their academy and becoming a regular in the youth and reserve side.

However, he struggled to make the jump to the first team and was subsequently sold to Blackpool last summer after a compensation fee was agreed.

Ince immediately impressed as he made 37 appearances in the league, scoring seven goals and helping the club make the play-off final.

The winger even scored at Wembley but it was not enough as Blackpool eventually lost 2-1 to West Ham in the final.

Newcastle had a relatively frustrating time in the summer transfer window as Pardew was only able to sign three new players in Gael Bigirimana, Romain Almafitano and Vurnon Anita.

The club had been heavily linked with the likes of Luuk de Jong, Mathieu Debuchy and Douglas, but Pardew was unable to seal a deal for any of the trio and has been forced to make do with his relatively small squad.

Newcastle have picked up four points from their first three games, but Pardew may well be looking to bring in some new faces in January with the African Cup of Nations further depleting his squad.

In fact, the North East club could find themselves with strikers Demba Ba and Papiss Cisse if Senegal defeat the Ivory Coast and qualify for this years competition.