Manchester United, Tottenham & Newcastle battles to sign Blackpool star Tom Ince

Tottenham and Newcastle have joined the race for Blackpool star Tom Ince.

Manchester United jumped the queue last month for the England Under-21 ace after dad Paul met ex-boss Alex Ferguson. But both Andre Villas-Boas’ Spurs and Alan Pardew’s Toon have registered an interest with the midfielder’s advisors.

Ince, out of contract in June, is keen on a Premier League return after being released by Liverpool last year.

The 20-year-old — rated at £8million — fits the bill for Pardew with his age and potential sell-on value.