Stoke City on the brink of signing Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam

Stoke City are set to complete the £4million transfer of Scotland international midfielder Charlie Adam from Liverpool.

The 28-year-old was greeted by manager Tony Pulis at Stoke's training ground on Friday morning before undergoing a medical.

Adam watched Liverpool’s Europa League tie against Hearts on Thursday night grim-faced with agent Kenny Moyes as he realised his Anfield career was over on the instructions of Rodgers.

Discussions took place after the game and Adam reluctantly accepted he would have to move on.

He was signed by previous Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglisg from Blackpool 12 months ago.

Stoke boss Pulis, keen to strengthen his midfield after a shock League Cup exit against Swindon, has already had a bid for Adam accepted and the club are confident a deal will be completed by tonight’s 11pm deadline.