Both Manchester City and Aston Villa (owned by American
"I want to keep Brad," Ince told BBC Radio Lancashire. "He's one of the best goalkeepers in the Premiership -- I want to keep my best players."
Villa is also pursuing 23-year-old goalie
Friedel had a month ago expressed support for Ince, the first black British EPL manager.
"I played with him at Liverpool. Incey as a footballer was a winner and he has obviously proven as a manager he is a winner as well," he said. "He knows football and loves football, which I think is why he has had the success he has had."