Stoke have made an offer of £4 million for Liverpool fringe midfielder Charlie Adam, according to The Daily Mail.
The Scotland international moved to Anfield last summer from Blackpool for £9 million, and featured under countryman Kenny Dalglish last term.
However, new Reds boss Brendan Rodgers does not have a place for the playmaker in his team, with a central midfield trio of Steven Gerrard, Lucas Leiva and new signing Nuri Sahin in the Northern Irish manager’s thoughts.
Rodgers will allow Adam to leave before the end of the transfer window, with Stoke launching a bid.
It has yet to be revealed whether the Merseysiders have accepted the offer from Tony Pulis’ men, who want the Scot to replace Wilson Palacios in the Britannia Stadium side.
Fenerbahce have also been accredited with an interest in Adam, who looks likely to leave Liverpool over the next 48 hours.
By Gareth McKnight