Luton Town want to get their hands on Tom Ince again this summer but any move for the Stoke City player is likely to be on loan, a source has exclusively told Football League World.
Ince, 29, has been with Stoke since the summer of 2018 when the Potters picked him up in a multi-million pound deal from Huddersfield Town, with the view of firing the club back into the Premier League at the first time of asking.
Ultimately, Ince has failed to inspire in his 83 Championship appearances since then, returning only nine goals and nine assists for Stoke.
After falling out of favour with Michael O’Neill, Luton swooped for Ince on loan back in the January transfer window.
The winger made seven appearances under Nathan Jones, helping Luton to a respectable mid-table finish.
Now, Football League World have been told that Luton want another agreement in place for Ince heading into 2021/22, although they look set to push for a loan rather than a permanent transfer.
At Stoke, O’Neill continues to face the prospect of a busy summer window.
Over 30 players are scheduled to link up with the Potters for pre-season, including Ince, which leaves Stoke needing to shift out some bodies as O’Neill aims to reshape a squad that finished 14th in the Championship last term.