Deal on for duo


Liverpool are closing in on a double deal which could see them land both Stewart Downing and Charlie Adam before the end of the week.

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.