Liverpool have agreed a deal to sign Scottish international midfielder Charlie Adam from Blackpool believed to be worth around £9 million.
Liverpool had a bid turned down for the influential Adam during the January transfer window, but with Blackpool playing Championship football next season, a deal has been reached that leaves both parties satisfied.
Adam will now discuss personal terms and undergo a medical before the deal is completed.
Adam proved his class last season as he played a central figure in Blackpool’s bid to avoid relegation – something that was ultimately unsuccessful – and was rewarded for his efforts with a nomination for the PFA player of the year award.
The 25-year-old had only 12 months remaining on his contract with the Seasiders, whom he joined from Rangers for £500,000 in 2009.
The midfielder was the subject of a flurry of bids during the January transfer window. Tottenham had looked close to signing Adam in January before time ran out for Spurs boss Harry Redknapp to secure a deal.
While the Adam deal should be completed in the coming days, one deal that does look to have been finalised is the transfer of Roma’s Brazilian goalkeeper Alexander Doni after the players agent revealed the 31-year-old is on the verge of penning a two year deal at Anfield.
The deal would mark Dalglish’s second transfer coup of the summer after the arrival of Sunderland midfielder Jordan Henderson last month, while the Scot had a £15 million bid for Aston Villa’s Stewart Downing turned down earlier today.
Villa are willing to do business at around £20 million if the player expresses a desire to leave the club, but new boss Alex McLeish has insisted he will do all he can to keep hold of the England international.