Winger Ince has been linked with a host of clubs over the close-season after scoring 18 goals to help Blackpool to a 15th-place finish in the Championship last season. 

He came close to joining Premier League newcomers Cardiff City in July, but opted to remain at Bloomfield Road. 

And Paul believes the 21-year-old should only go somewhere that is right for his progression.

"What I wouldn't want Thomas to do is to go to a club and then spend a lot of time on the bench, as that would hamper his development," the Blackpool boss told Sky Sports News.

"Whenever he does go, and whatever club he goes to, he needs to be playing football and his development needs to be taken forward.

"Look at Scott Sinclair when he left Swansea and went to Manchester City, he hasn't played for two years. That won't happen to Thomas."

Ince, a product  of Liverpool's youth system, missed Blackpool's 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough on Saturday with a groin injury. 

He sustained the injury during his side's League Cup defeat to Preston North End on August 5.