Dalglish snares Adam and mulls upping Downing bid

LIVERPOOL have reignited their summer transfer activity by agreeing a deal with Blackpool for long-term target Charlie Adam.

The Scotland midfielder, 25, will sign subject to a medical for a fee thought to be around £8m and follows last month’s £16m deal for Sunderland’s Jordan Henderson.

Manager Kenny Dalglish is mulling whether to up their failed £15m bid for Aston Villa winger Stewart Downing, while Roma goalkeeper Alexander Doni is also close to signing on a free transfer.

Defender Glen Johnson, meanwhile, has signed a new contract.


• ARSENAL are poised to complete the £11m signing of Gervinho after the Lille forward’s medical yesterday.

• CONTROVERSIAL Chelsea coach Michael Emenalo is expected to be promoted to sporting director in a reshuffle caused by the arrival of manager Andre Villas-Boas.

• MANCHESTER CITY have sealed the signing of Montenegro defender Stefan Savic and are keen on Napoli striker Ezequiel Lavezzi.