As promised Ince gave Malky his answer on Friday and the message was I'm staying at Blackpool.
A statement from City read:
“Cardiff City Football Club can confirm that Blackpool midfielder Thomas Ince will not be joining the Bluebirds.
“Having agreed a fee with Blackpool FC towards the end of June and with the player and agent happy with personal terms offered, Blackpool manager and Thomas’ father Paul confirmed on Friday that, due to the recent birth of Thomas’ first child this week, the player didn’t want to leave his family or the Seasiders at this stage of his life.”
Only time will tell if Ince was hoping to attract a bigger club. If he signs for another side before the transfer window closes then we'll know if we were just being played. He is entering the final year of his current contract meaning his value to Blackpool will diminish if he stays there.
Source: Cardiff City Online