Liverpool's push for Blackpool winger Thomas Ince is on the brink of collapse.

The People says Ince's dream of a return to Liverpool looks over after Blackpool refused to budge on a valuation that amounts to more than £8.5million.

The Championship club want to clear £6million on the England Under-21 international.

But when Liverpool sold Ince to the Tangerines for £500,000 in the summer of 2011 they inserted a clause that entitled them to a 35% cut of any future transfer fee.

Ince is also entitled to a £600,000 cut and, although he is willing to come to an arrangement with Blackpool over the payment, the stand-off between the two clubs shows no sign of ending.

Blackpool chairman Karl Oysten is adamant that his club must bank a clear £6million if they are to sell the 20-year-old.