Manchester United set to make an £8m summer move for Blackpool star Charlie Adam

27 March 2011 01:18
Manchester United are favourites to win the ?8million race for Blackpool's sought-after midfielder Charlie Adam, who plays for Scotland against Brazil at the Emirates on Sunday.

United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has bided his time for 25-year-old Adam, who was the subject of a bidding war between Tottenham and Liverpool in the last transfer window.

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But after discussions with Walter Smith - Adam's former boss at Rangers - Ferguson will enter the race for the player as he seeks a long-term successor to Paul Scholes.

Blackpool will not stand in his way of moving at the end of the season and Adam is believed to find the allure of Champions League football a huge incentive, even if he will not be guaranteed a regular starting place.

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Source: Daily_Mail

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