United want Blackpool star Ince to follow in father's footsteps in 6m deal
09:17 GMT, 30 September 2012
Manchester United are reportedly close to agreeing a 6million swoop for Blackpool starlet Thomas Ince.
Sir Alex Ferguson wants the midfielder to follow in his dad Paul's footsteps and join the Old Trafford side.
Ince moved to Blackpool last year from Liverpool and has shone for the Championship club.
Star: Thomas Ince (left) has shone since joining Blackpool last year
The 20-year-old was wanted by Swansea in the summer transfer window but opted to remain with the Tangerines, who lost 3-0 at Cardiff on Saturday.
United, however, are set to have more joy as they look to tie up a deal, according to the Sunday Express.
He said last month: 'It was flattering that there was interest, as it shows you are doing something well.
No joy: Blackpool were soundly beaten by Cardiff on Saturday
'But it was only right I put my faith in Blackpool because they had put their faith in me.
'They have helped me become the player I am.'