Aston Villa are moving to wreck Liverpool plans for Blackpool midfielder Charlie Adam.

Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston confirmed talks with Liverpool last week.

But the Express & Star says new Villa boss Alex McLeish is keen on his fellow Scot.

Villa will have cash to spend when Ashley Young completes his £16m move to Manchester United and need to beef up their midfield after the exit of Nigel Reo-Coker.

McLeish, controversially appointed as Villa boss after quitting Blues on Sunday, spoke to owner Randy Lerner about transfer targets during his interview and has been linked with a swoop for former charge Scott Dann.

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