Blackpool winger Thomas Ince is staying grounded over the frenzied media interest swirling around him.Manchester United and Liverpool are battling for Ince's signature ahead of the January market.

But Ince is taking it all in his stride, insisting he owes everything to the Seasiders.

"I wouldn't be where I am today if it wasn't for Blackpool," he told the Blackpool Gazette. "I've been given the opportunity to play week in, week out at a very high level in the Championship.

"It is flattering to have all that interest. It shows you are playing good football and are in good form, but at the moment my focus is on playing for Blackpool."