Newcastle United are lining up a bid for Blackpool winger Thomas Ince.

The Mirror says Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is ready to fight Tottenham for Ince - armed with the cash from the sale of Yohan Cabaye.

Pardew, whose only signing this summer has been on-loan Loic Remy, has checked on England Under-21 winger Ince and is convinced he would walk into his Premier League side.

And now the Geordies are poised to meet the £8million asking price for Ince, who turned down Cardiff earlier in the window when a fee had been agreed.

Spurs are also keen on Ince, but have been hoping to force the price down.

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