Toffees cool on Adam move
Everton appear unlikely to make a move for Charlie Adam, despite reports suggesting a deal for the Liverpool midfielder was close.
Scotland international Adam has been told he can leave Anfield this summer as new Reds boss Brendan Rodgers continues his rebuilding job at the club.
The 27-year-old only moved to Merseyside last summer in a £7million deal from Blackpool but has been told he can go for around £5million.
City rivals Everton have previously attempted to sign Adam, when he initially joined Blackpool from Rangers in 2009 and when he moved to Liverpool last summer.
Reports emerged over the weekend suggesting that the Toffees were ready to make the controversial move to bring Adam across the city, following in the footsteps of the likes of Peter Beardsley, Gary Ablett and Kevin Sheedy.
However, it is understood that those reports are wide of the mark, with sources close to the club insisting that Everton are not interested in the midfielder.