Paul Ince will have the final say on whether or not son Tom joins Manchester United in January.
The Blackpool star is being linked with a £4m move to Old Trafford in the winter transfer window, with Seasiders boss Ian Holloway admitting he will find it hard to keep hold of the 20-year-old.
Holloway told the Blackpool Gazette: "The way Tom’s playing, the best clubs in the world might want him at the end of the season. Manchester United are one of those clubs but I’m sure they would be talking to me first.
"It wouldn’t shock me if Tom ended up a regular in the England team and it wouldn’t surprise me if he played for one of the top teams."
Ince junior left Liverpool in August 2011 after failing to make the breakthrough into the first-team at Anfield, but now looks set for a return to the top-flight.
But Ince senior will play a key role in deciding where that will be.
The former England star will want assurances that Tom will get first-team football before he sanctions a move back into the Premier League.
And Ince junior is happy for that to be the case, having stated recently that he would rather play first-team football for Blackpool than be a Premier League reserve.