Liverpool lead race for £9m target despite Villa and United interest - reports

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Aston Villa are planning to hijack Liverpool and Manchester United target Charlie Adam, but Liverpool still look to have the march on the midfielder's signature, according to the Daily Star.

Adam has been a star for Blackpool this season, and after the side were relegated to the Championship, the 25-year-old appears to be set to exit the club. Liverpool are favourites to land Adam over United, but Villa boss Alex McLeish has readied a £9m bid in the hopes of winning the star over.


McLeish already has a relationship with Adam from when Adam play under him at Rangers, but Adam is said to be wanting a club that can challenge for Champions League and title trophies.

For this reason, Manchester United were also connected to Adam, and at the start of the weekend they appeared to be trying to outbid Liverpool for Adam’s signature. But with Liverpool’s interest in Adam dating back to January, and Kenny Dalglish boasting a long term plan to challenge for trophies, Adam is reportedly leaning towards a Merseyside move over United in the summer.

While United were hoping to sign Adam to form a long term replacement in the midfield for outgoing Paul Scholes, Sir Alex Ferguson is reportedly not interested in going into a bidding war with Villa and Liverpool over the star.

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