Liverpool Step Up Interest in Blackpool's Charlie Adam, £4m Bid Rejected

Will CooksonCorrespondent IJanuary 21, 2011

Blackpool's Charlie Adam is one of the most sought after players this January.
Blackpool's Charlie Adam is one of the most sought after players this January.Alex Livesey/Getty Images

Blackpool playmaker Charlie Adam has been the subject of intense speculation regarding his future in recent weeks. In the past few days, Aston Villa have seen a £3.5 million bid rejected for Adam, with Blackpool manager Ian Holloway branding their valuation as "insulting."

Now it seems Bloomfield Road may not be seeing much more of their Scottish midfielder following new interest and a £4 million bid from Liverpool. Holloway has remained confident throughout January that he can keep hold of his, arguably, most-prized asset, but if more teams enter this bidding war, it may not be long until the Tangerines' sought-after star wants to push through a deal.

Liverpool's Director of Football Strategy Damien Comolli today also declared in an interview with Canal+ Sport that the Merseysiders are interested in Aston Villa's Ashley Young and Ajax's Luis Suarez. It has become clear where Liverpool's interests lie in this transfer window. They look to add depth with attacking players.

Dutch international Ryan Babel's future at Anfield, on the other hand, looks increasingly in doubt, as he has spent the last couple of days discussing personal terms with German Bundesliga outfit Hoffenheim in view of a possible £6 million deal.

It looks like it's going to be a dramatic conclusion to the January transfer window for Liverpool and potentially Blackpool too. Stayed tuned to The Bleacher Report for the latest news.