Stoke City are ready to compete with Hull City for free agent Thomas Ince.

The Daily Mail says the 22-year-old has agreed a contract with the Tigers and had seemed poised to sign for Steve Bruce's side but Stoke has shown late interest in the winger.

Whichever club he decides to sign for will have the fee determined by a tribunal - with former club Blackpool likely to ask for £8million due to the fact Crystal Palace paid £1.5m in January for a five-month loan.

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