Transfer round-up: Liverpool near Adam deal

Liverpool’s pursuit of Charlie Adam is drawing to a close after the club announced they had agreed a fee with Blackpool for the Scotland international.Adam will now discuss personal terms with the Anfield club, who have already strengthened their midfield through the 20 million-pound acquisition of Jordan Henderson from Sunderland in the close-season.

A club statement read: “Liverpool Football Club today (Wednesday) announced they have reached agreement with Blackpool for the transfer of Charlie Adam.”

“The player will now travel to Merseyside for a medical and to discuss personal terms.”

In other news, Argentina winger Pablo Piatti has signed for Valencia from Almeria on a five-year deal, subject to a medical.

Piatti, 22, joins Valencia on an undisclosed fee after reportedly interesting the likes of Portuguese giants Benfica and Serie A outfit Udinese.

But Unai Emery will now enjoy the services of the talented youngster, who spent three years at Almeria and made over 100 appearances.

Almeria’s relegation this season helped pave the way for the transfer, with Piatti keen to test himself at the highest level in Spain again.

Before his spell with Almeria, he was at Argentine club Estudiantes for three seasons.

Estudiantes are reportedly set to receive 25 percent of the transfer fee paid by Valencia due to a sell-on clause.

A statement released on Almeria’s official website thanked Piatti for his efforts and wished the player luck for the remainder of his career.

The statement also revealed that a friendly against Valencia in August was part of the move.