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Comolli gets his wish with EPL target ‘insistent’ on move

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Charlie Adam is still intent on leaving Blackpool, despite the club activating a one-year extension on the star’s contract, the Daily Mirror reports.

Blackpool have claimed that Adam has now committed to the club until June 2013, but with Liverpool chasing, and the skipper wanting to play for a club in the top flight, Adam looks set to put in a transfer request.

With numerous Premier League clubs chasing, Liverpool in particular looking to be front runners for the star, after ruthlessly pursuing him in the January transfer period.


 

Holloway said in January that Comolli and Dalglish were making offers for Adam, but Blackpool wouldn’t have time to replace him if he left with the side as they fought to stay out of the relegation zone.

"I spoke to Kenny Dalglish the other day and he made an offer," Holloway said at the time.

"I talked to the chairman about it and he turned it down. Damien Comolli has now tried to contact Karl [Oyston] but he hasn't returned his calls."

In an interesting twist, Holloway used Liverpool’s supposed desire to keep Fernando Torres as reason for Adam not moving to the Merseyside club.

‘He's [Adam] under contract, Liverpool want to sign him but they keep saying they don't want to sell Fernando Torres so they obviously know how we feel,’ Holloway said.

Torres was eventually sold within days of Holloway's comments for a record £50 million fee to Chelsea.

Fast forward to the present, and with the season over, time to replace Adam and Blackpool relegated to the npower Championship flight, the 25-year-old looks to be very insistent on heading to a club like Liverpool.

"I just want to keep playing. Obviously the Premier League is the top of the tree and obviously I want to play there,” Adam said on Sunday, making Blackpool’s contract extension activation look all the less effective.

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