Fulham star set for Reds switch
Liverpool are desperate to land Fulham star Clint Dempsey before the transfer window closes and will sell to fund a £7.5million bid.
Anfield boss Brendan Rodgers has stepped up his hunt for midfield reinforcements after watching his side succumb to a 3-0 opening day defeat at West Brom last weekend.
However, having forked out around £25million on duo Fabio Borini and Joe Allen already this summer Rodgers has been told he needs to sell before he can buy.
There had been speculation Charlie Adam could be used as a makeweight in a move for Dempsey but it is thought the former Blackpool midfielder does not want to move to London.
Everton have also been linked with Adam but it is thought boss David Moyes is prepared to play the waiting game regarding the midfielder in order to get as cheap a price as possible, meaning Dempsey may have to wait until the final stages of the transfer window before a move to Liverpool can be finalised.
Liverpool youngster Jay Spearing has also been deemed surplus to requirements by Rodgers and the 23-year-old is set to be sold to free up funds for Dempsey, with relegated Bolton Wanderers keen on the midfielder.
Fulham boss Martin Jol left Dempsey out of his squad for the win over Norwich on the opening day of the season due to the speculation surrounding his future and it seems as if the 29-year-old will be heading to Anfield as soon as the two clubs can agree a fee.