Manchester United are stepping up their bid for Blackpool winger Thomas Ince.

The Mirror says United's leading spies are taking a big interest in the son of former Old Trafford idol Paul and could make an offer form the one-time Liverpool prospect in the next window or the summer.

Ince junior has already been a target for Swansea and Southampton, with the Seasiders holding onto him and the England under-21 cap also prepared to stay so far.

However if United make their move Ince is bound to be interested - with a bid depending on the future of Portuguese contract rebel Nani.