Liverpool remain keen on Blackpool winger Thomas Ince.

Kop boss Brendan Rodgers and ­managing director Ian Ayre have been trying to land their former winger on the cheap.

But it looks like they will now be forced to improve their offer as Reading are ready to meet Blackpool's £8 million asking price, says the People.

Tangerines chairman Karl Oyston has ­become so annoyed with Liverpool's chase that he has stopped taking calls.

Interestingly, Ince was at Boundary Park to see Liverpool lose in the FA Cup to Oldham Athletic.