Tottenham are preparing a £6.5 million bid for Blackpool winger Thomas Ince.

The Mirror says Spurs supremo Daniel Levy wants to agree a fee with the Seasiders as soon as possible and tie up a move for the England under-21 wide man who can play down either wing.

Ince junior - picked in the Championship team of the year - has been a revelation this season and would fit snugly into Andre Villas-Boas's squad because of his versatility.

Liverpool tried to take Ince back to Anfield in the last window but could not agree a price, but Spurs hope they can come up with an offer that hard-bargaining Blackpool chief Karl Oyston cannot refuse.