Blackpool stand firm over Adam
Blackpool have sealed the signing of Andy Reid, but Ian Holloway says there have been no new bids for Charlie Adam.
Last Updated: 31/01/11 6:30pm
Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has completed the signing of Andy Reid, but claims the club have not received any new bids for captain Charlie Adam.
Republic of Ireland international Reid has moved to Bloomfield Road from Sunderland in a deal until the end of the season and it has been suggested that he is a direct replacement for his new club's skipper.
Liverpool and Aston Villa both want to sign Adam and failed in bids earlier in the season, although the latter could return with a new offer before Monday's transfer deadline with the proceeds from a potential £50m sale of Fernando Torres to Chelsea.
But Holloway, who has been aggravated by the pursuit of his creative midfielder, insists that there have been no new offers because acting chief executive Karl Oyston is not answering his phone.
Asked whether Adam would be staying or going during a press conference ahead of Wednesday's Premier League match with West Ham, the Blackpool boss said: "I don't know, I haven't got a clue, to be honest.
"I don't think my chairman really wants to sell him. I don't think he could name a price.
Battle of wills
"If I'm right then Liverpool don't want to sell (Fernando) Torres either, do they? I suppose it will be a battle of wills.
"I can understand how our boy would want to go there, but I don't see the rush."
He added: "At the end of the day, he (Adam) has signed a contract with us, we haven't agreed a fee, so he won't be going anywhere at the moment, but whether that changes in the next however many hours, who knows.
"We have had contact, but my chairman hasn't answered their calls at the moment."
Holloway is delighted to have signed Reid from Sunderland for an undisclosed fee.
Reid has slipped down the pecking order at Sunderland and had a spell out on loan at Sheffield United earlier this season.
PerfectHolloway believes the 28-year-old will prove a valuable addition to the squad at Bloomfield Road.
"I've just met him and had a chat with him," Holloway said of Reid. "I think he will be perfect for us, a little dinky-do football player and we'll have him and it won't take me long to get him going.
"I think he has gone for about £12m in the past, so that is not a bad take for us, I don't believe."
Holloway also revealed Blackpool are in talks with a number of other transfer targets before the close of the transfer window.
Holloway added: "There are a few more travelling, the wheels are on the go, but I can't really disclose that yet because they can change direction very quickly and end up going somewhere else on this crazy day because everybody wants a bag of carrots and they might be a bag of carrots, if you know what I mean?
"We have managed to grab one, thanks Andy, that'll do. As far as I'm concerned there are two more definitely travelling down, definitely, but that could end up horribly."