Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam has submitted a request to leave the club, his agent has confirmed after a week where debate over his future ran hot.

Manager Ian Holloway said at the weekend that the Seasiders had rejected offers from three clubs for the player – including a £4m bid from Liverpool.

Last week, Holloway said: “He has signed a contract and someone can come in, but it’s not his choice and it’s not their choice. He belongs to us.
“I think he is still improving, and if someone wants to offer money I think they are wasting their time because we don’t need to sell him at the moment.”

Chairman Karl Oyston told BBC Radio Lancashire: “We received a verbal bid of £4m [from Liverpool] for Charlie but it doesn’t change the situation.

“He’s still a player who is under contract with Blackpool and Liverpool’s offer only matches previous offers we have recently turned down from Aston Villa.”