Adam was thought to be disappointed when a move to Anfield did not come off in the winter but, despite Blackpool holding out for a top fee thought to be around £8m, a deal is expected to go through before the end of this week.
The Downing situation is more complicated with the fact Aston Villa have no manager and therefore it is harder to complete the negotiations.
Downing is thought to be available at around £10m and he is unlikely to be the last big name arrival at the club as Kenny Dalglish continues his major summer overhaul.
Darren Ferguson declared his delight at a 'big win' for Doncaster after they saw off Bradford 2-0.
Doncaster took a major step towards securing their Sky Bet League One survival by beating Bradford 2-0.
Southampton manager Mark Hughes was delighted to see his new side reach the FA Cup semi-finals but also warned that the Premier League remains a concern.
Borussia Dortmund winger Andre Schurrle was delighted with the team's hard-fought 1-0 Bundesliga victory over Hannover 96 on Sunday afternoon.