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According to press reports Manchester United are set to rival Liverpool in the hunt got Blackpool’s midfield star Charlie Adam.
Liverpool have been desperately trying to snare the Scottish international in the January window but Blackpool have stood firm despite Adam handing in a transfer request at Bloomfield Road.
Speculation suggests Liverpool have raised their offer to £8million but Blackpool have rejected their latest bid and any potential suitor may now have to wait until the summer before they make their move, with the transfer window set to close at 11pm on Monday.
Ferguson is now ready to rival Liverpool in the summer for the midfielder and the United boss could be well placed to deal with Blackpool as the Seasiders have voiced their anger over Liverpool’s pursuit of the gifted playmaker and they may be more open to doing business with United than with the Anfield side.
Charlie Adam Liverpool transfer in doubt as Ferguson backs £16m value
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has backed Ian Holloway’s valuation of Blackpool captain Charlie Adam, telling reporters he thinks the Scot’s corners are worth £10million alone.
Ian Holloway has asked any interested party to stump up as much as £16m for Blackpool playmaker Charlie Adam and now it appears that Sir Alex Ferguson is entering the race for the Scottish international and some sources state that a move to Manchester United is more likely as the Tangerines boss has stated that he would be more interested in selling in the summer.
Ferguson was glowing in his praise for the 25 year old former Rangers man and the Man United boss may see the in form Blackpool man as a good player to have in the centre of his midfield, especially with Paul Scholes nearing the end of his glittering career.
Kenny Dalglish is very keen to sign Adam but at the moment there is quite a gulf between what the Merseyside club is willing to pay and how much Holloway wants for their prized asset. One thing in Liverpool’s favour is the fact that their behaviour in the pursuit of the player, especially in comparison to the anger generated by Aston Villa’s less subtle approach.
‘I would like to thank (Liverpool boss) Kenny Dalglish for not talking about it. That’s the way to do it, Mr Houllier. I don’t talk about any of your players until I own them,’ Holloway said.
‘I’m not picking on them. Who am I to do that? I come from Bristol. He’s Mr Houllier.”
That said it could be that Liverpool lose out in the chase for Charlie Adam to their rivals Manchester United.