Ince appeared close to following in father Paul's footsteps by joining Inter Milan but has now decided against the move.

He said: "After lengthy discussions with my family I have decided that my immediate future in the game lies in the Premier League.

"I am flattered to have received such strong interest from several big European clubs. But I believe at this early stage of my career I need to continue my football education in England.

"I would like to thank the clubs overseas for their interest and kindness. I still have ambitions to one day play in Europe.

"I am now looking forward to what lies ahead next season."

Ince can move abroad for free, but any club keen to keep him in England may have to pay up to £5m in compensation to Blackpool.