Tom Ince has opted to turn down advances from clubs in Europe to stay in England.

The 22-year old winger, who is out of contract at Blackpool, was holding talks with Italian club Inter Milan while French side Monaco were also believed to be keen.

But Ince, who spent part of last season on loan with Crystal Palace, is looking to remain in the Premier League rather than continuing his career on the mainland.

"After lengthy discussions with my family I have decided that my immediate future in the game lies in the Premier League," he said.

"I am flattered to have received such strong interest from several big European clubs. But I believe at this early stage of my career I need to continue my football education in England.

"I would like to thank the clubs overseas for their interest and kindness. I still have ambitions to one day play in Europe. I am now looking forward to what lies ahead next season."

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