Liverpool and Blackpool are no further forward in negotiations for the transfer of playmaker Charlie Adam to Anfield.
The Scottish international impressed in The Seasiders debut Premier League season despite the club being relegated, and has been linked with a move to Merseyside after scoring a penalty against his suitors in the 2010/11 season.
However, with the addition of fellow midfielders Jordan Henderson and Alberto Aquilani, who has returned to England after a loan spell at Juventus, Liverpool are refusing to be held to ransom by the Championship side, who reportedly want £12 million for their talisman.
The former Rangers player will start pre-season with his current club on Monday, and knows his future is out of his hands.
“I go back to Blackpool on Monday and that’s the way it is,’ he told the Blackpool Gazette.
“Everybody knows the situation – the club have met with Liverpool but that’s as far as it has gone. I had a conversation with the chairman but that will remain private. It’s important that we keep everything in-house – whatever happens will happen,” the 25-year-old concluded.