Anfield boss makes new offer for Blackpool star.
Liverpool will close out the deal for Charlie Adam by throwing a couple of their promising youngsters into the equation.
Talks over Blackpool’s Scotland midfielder had foundered over the price, with the Reds unwilling to meet their whopping £12million valuation.
But a compromise will be reached after Liverpool Director of Football Damien Comolli introduced the prospect of player exchange during negotiations over the weekend.
Seasiders chairman Karl Oyston maintains he is under no pressure to sell, even though Adam has only 12 months left on his contract and Blackpool are facing up to life back in the Championship next season.
Comolli is hoping that £8million in cash, plus the loan of teenage midfielder Jonjo Shelvey for a full season, and young right-back Stephen Darby, will tip the balance.
SOURCE: Daily Mirror
Blackpool probably realise that they are fighting a losing battle on this one as Charlie Adam could leave Bloomfield Road on a free when his contract runs out in 12 months and that is something the Tangerines will wan to avoid at all costs. The offer of cash plus two promising youngsters, albeit on only a loan basis, may tempt Ian Holloway as he looks to take his side straight back into the Premier League.
Scottish international Adam had a terrific season last term on a personal basis but was unable to keep his Blackpool side the right side of the perforated relegation line and Holloway has publicly admitted that he may well lose a number of his top performer this summer and may therefore wish to cash in sooner rather than later so that he can then use the cash to bring in replacements before Pre-Season plans get too advanced.
Having already snapped up Sunderland youngster Jordan Henderson, Liverpool boss Kenny Dalglish is keen to bring in more signings to help make his side genuine top four contenders and offering Shelvey and Darby also helps provide the two youngsters with much needed first team action.
Liverpool are also reportedly looking to sell comparative flops Milan Jovanovic, Joe Cole, Christian Poulsen and Paul Konchesky whilst also being open to offers for Alberto Aquilani and David N’Gog.