Liverpool To Announce £26m Double Swoop In Next 24 Hours

Anfield boss to sign Bloomfield Road and Villa Park stars.

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Liverpool will announce the £26million double signing of Blackpool captain Charlie Adam and Aston Villa winger Stewart Downing in the next 24 hours.

Liverpool director of football, Damien Comolli, was holding discussions with the Tangerines chairman Karl Oyston over a £10million deal for Adam.

The 25-year-old was the stand-out player for Blackpool despite their relegation last season and a deal is expected to be £8million plus add-ons, according to The Times.

The Reds had a £7million bid rejected in January but the Seasiders will cash in now on a player rather than let him leave for nothing in 12 months.

Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish wants to bring another left-footer to Anfield in Villa winger Downing.

The England international has rejected a new contract after concerns about the Midlands club not matching his ambitions.

A £16million deal is being discussed at boardroom level, with Downing ready to push the move through by handing in a transfer request.

The arrival of these two, added with the acquisition of Jordan Henderson from Sunderland, will create plenty of ambition in Liverpool’s midfield.

One member who may be moved on is the PFA fans player of the year, Raul Meireles, who is the subject of a £13million bid from Juventus.

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