TRANSFER TALK - Sunderland again linked with in-demand Ince

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OUT-OF-CONTRACT Thomas Ince has again been linked with a move to Sunderland.

Ince was on Sunderland’s radar in the January transfer window, but the Black Cats were always outsiders for the 22-year-old’s signature.

Sunderland were unable to sign the Blackpool winger on loan, while there was a belief that Ince was destined to join big-spending Monaco on a permanent deal this summer.

But the future of Ince, who spent the second half of last season on loan at Crystal Palace, remains uncertain.

Ince’s contract at Blackpool expires at the end of this month, but the Seasiders would be due hefty compensation for the England Under-21 international because of his age.

Reports today have suggested Sunderland, QPR, Stoke and Hull are all interested in signing Ince after a proposed move to Inter Milan fell through.

Hull were one of the clubs very eager to land Ince in January, despite Hull boss and former Sunderland manager Steve Bruce turning down the chance to sign the former Liverpool youngster when he was in charge at the Stadium of Light.