Report: Liverpool Ups Charlie Adam Bid to £8 Million, Manchester United Joins Race

Liverpool and Blackpool have remained at an impasse for weeks regarding a potential transfer agreement for midfield playmaker Charlie Adam. Seasiders management refused to part way with their its star player for significantly less than Ian Holloway’s £16 million valuation, even though Adam has requested a transfer and his father has publicly lashed out at the club.

Now, Liverpool has reportedly again raised its bid for the 25-year-old Scotsman to £8 million, nearly double the original offer, but that sum has still not been enough for Blackpool.

That, though, could be the least of Liverpool’s problems as far as Adam is concerned, as Sir Alex Ferguson is now reportedly strongly pursuing Adam for a summer signing, according to Daily Mail.

After United’s comeback win against Blackpool, Ferguson praised Adam, saying that his corners were worth £10 million alone.

With a nose for the goal and immense vision and passing range, Adam is a player very much in the mold of aging United legend Paul Scholes, and Ferguson sees the Scotsman as a potential replacement for Scholes on the pitch.

While Holloway has been very reluctant to sell Adam in the midst of a relegation battle with 18 months remaining on the midfielder’s contract, he would likely be much more amenable to a move in the summer.

Ferguson is not reported to be attempting to buy Adam during the remainder of the January window.

Adam, a record signing for Blackpool, was purchased from Rangers in 2009 for £500,000

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