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blackpool could break the hearts of two of our local clubs with moves to strengthen the Seasiders’ strike force.

Glasgow Rangers forward John Fleck, pictured, as has been widely predicted, seems intent to move on loan to Lancashire if agreement can be reached in the terms between his parent club in Scotland and Blackpool.

And The Star can reveal that the Tangerines have also made an inquiry for Barnsley’s leading scorer Ricardo Vaz Te.

Fleck’s move depends on whether a recall Blackpool and Rangers can agree upon a method of recalling the player north of the border if needed.

Recall clauses in loan deals aren’t allowed between different football associations. It is understood that this is the only obstacle to the 20-year-old lining up at Bloomfield Road.

Fleck’s decision to join Blackpool has been helped by former Rangers’ legend Barry Ferguson’s presence at the club in the midfield and also the progress of Liverpool’s Charlie Adam, who joined the Seasiders initially on loan before making a permanent move.

Blades boss Danny Wilson, meanwhile, is waiting for the January transfer window to get going. He says that when the big money starts flying around in the top-flight then it trickles down through the divisions.

He said: “When the Premier League clubs start spending their money then it often kick starts things elsewhere because that money filters down.

“The transfer window has been fairly quiet this year. Certainly at that level and it can have an effect further down.

“We’ve not had any offers yet. We can’t control whether people show interest. That’s just not the way it works.”

The Blades will play Birmingham in the FA Cup fourth round after the Blues beat Wolves 1-0.