Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur could both sign Blackpool winger Tom Ince in the summer but only if either club is willing to offer a "ridiculous amount" for his signature, according to manager Paul Ince.
The Reds were strongly linked with a move for Ince in the January transfer window, with Brendan Rodgers hoping to bring the Tangerines star back to his former club.
But a fee couldn't be agreed as the deal eventually fell through and Ince has since stayed in the Championship. His performances over the 2012-13 campaign continued to impress, and as Liverpool continue to monitor the 21 year old, Tottenham have also become an interested party.
Most recently the likes of Crystal Palace, Newcastle United, Cardiff City and Swansea City have also been linked with Ince, and his manager and father admits that if the right offer came in Blackpool would have to consider it.
"We knew there would be a lot of interest in Thomas and that's proving to be the case," he told the Blackpool Gazette.
"But speaking to him, he will be happy to come and play here again. I'm not saying he doesn't want to go and play in the Premier League because I know one day he will.
"If we can keep him for the next 12 months, then it will save us from looking elsewhere.
"We'd like to keep him but if someone makes a ridiculous offer we'll have to look at it. Fingers crossed he'll be here again next year."
Ince would no doubt be a good signing for any side looking for young English talent to add to their ranks; in his last season, the winger has scored 18 times in 49 appearances.
Inter Milan are another club to have been linked with a move for Ince this summer, but Dad Paul believes that he might not be ready for such a high-pressure move just yet.
"He's still a young lad and to go to Inter Milan at his age would be a huge ask for him," he explained. "I'm not saying he couldn't do it as he's a clever lad, but it would be big.
"Not a lot of English players go abroad, maybe because of the language barrier.
"I went to Inter Milan and it was absolutely fantastic. I wish I could have stayed there forever. It's great that Thomas is linked with teams like that. It shows how well he's done."