Birmingham lead chase for talented Scot

Premier League pair Blackburn and Birmingham, who are both looking to strengthen their squads in January, have put Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam at the top of their winter wish list.

Blackpool have arguably been the surprise package this season, and it has been Adam who has been the driving force behind much of the Tangerines’ good form. The talented Scot has weighed in with three goals and four assists so far this season, but it is his general contribution and man of the match performances that have really caught the eye.

It is thought that Birmingham are hoping to beat Blackburn to the midfielder’s signature by making an offer of £2 million later this month and while Ian Holloway will do all he can to avoid losing Adam, the cash-strapped seaside club could find the offer difficult to turn down.

Earlier this season it was reported that Adam got into a row with the club and threatened to take them to court over unpaid bonuses, a case which he later won.

Adam signed for Blackpool from Rangers in 2009 for a club record fee of £500,000. He repaid the fee by scoring 19 goals in 49 appearances, including a goal in the play-off final at Wembley, as Blackpool won promotion to the Premier League in 2010.

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