Swansea City withdraw from transfer chase for Tom Ince

Swansea City have withdrawn from negotiations to sign Blackpool winger Tom Ince.

The 22-year-old player had talks at the Liberty Stadium early in the week after the club reached a loan agreement with Blackpool.

The former Liverpool youngster has been speaking to other clubs.

"After international discussions, we decided to pursue other options," said a Swansea spokesman. "He was informed last night."

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Ince, who made his England Under-21 debut in February 2013, has not featured in either of Blackpool's two matches since his father, Paul, was sacked as manager on 21 January.

He has been linked with a number of Premier League sides, including Crystal Palace who are working on a deal to sign him on loan until the end of the season.

Prior to calling off their interest in Ince, Swans manager Michael Laudrup admitted the winger was in a good bargaining position.

"This is a player who has only a few months left of his contract," said the Dane. "He can do whatever he wants to."

Swansea recorded their first victory in eight games with a 2-0 home victory over Fulham at the Liberty Stadium on Tuesday.

They have already secured the signing of Bolton striker David Ngog until the end of the season for an undisclosed fee.

Left-back Raheem Hanley, 19, who recently left Blackburn Rovers, has joined the Swans in a deal that runs until June 2015.