Transfer News: Inter Milan closing in on signing Tom Ince
Inter Milan are confident of wrapping up the signature of free agent Tom Ince by the end of the week.
Last Updated: 27/05/14 6:12pm
The England Under-21 international winger is out of contract this summer after his deal with Blackpool expired and has been in Italy since Sunday with father Paul to meet club officials to discuss a possible move to the Nerazzurri.
The 22-year-old spent the second half of last season on loan at Crystal Palace and told Sky Sports News he still had "unfinished business" with the Premier League, although he admitted he was seriously considering a move to Inter.
Olympiakos, Benfica and Monaco are also reported to be interested in his signature.
When asked if the deal had been completed, Inter sporting director Piero Ausilio said on the club's official website: "It's still early. The player came to Milan because he wanted to have a look at everything for himself.
"We made the most of the weekend that he decided to spend in Milan with his family. We've laid some foundations, now we'll see if we're able to close the deal over the coming days."
Discussing his future exclusively to Sky Sports News, Tom said: "It's a tough decision and one that I am very fortunate to have. I've been around here (at Inter) and the interest they have shown me is flattering. I've got a lot of thinking to do.
"I feel there's uncertainty about the Premier League but I've got unfinished business there. I don't think people have seen what I can do yet in the Premier League.
"I scored on my debut and made an assist but then took a step back from that. That's all experience and now there's a decision for me to make. The biggest thing is for me to play."
Paul Ince, who played for Inter during the 1990s, has accompanied his son on the trip to Italy where the pair visited the training ground on Monday.
The former Manchester United and England midfielder said: "It's hard to say where Tom's future will be - whether it's England or abroad. He's lucky to have so many clubs home and away that want his services.
"He loved his time in the Premier League and still wants to play in the Premier League. He's 22 and has come a long way in a short space of time and his development is key. The most important thing is for him to play football."