Palace close in on Ince loan

CRYSTAL Palace hope to finalise a loan move for Blackpool winger Tom Ince before tonight’s 11pm deadline.

The England Under-21 international has attracted the attention of Swansea, Hull and Sunderland this month, but Palace look set to win the race for his signature.

Ince, whose contract expires this summer, has scored 33 goals in 113 appearances for Blackpool.

Palace chairman Steve Parish said: “He’s bright, articulate and destined for the very top of the game.

“If we could get him at our football club, we would be very proud to have him.”

Fellow strugglers Sunderland, meanwhile, have snapped up striker Ignacio Scocco for £3m, while Norwich have signed former Everton defender Joseph Yobo on loan.