Stoke City have made an offer of £5million for Liverpool midfielder Charlie Adam.

The Scottish midfielder only moved to Anfield last summer from Blackpool but has seen a number of midfielders arrive in the summer and limit his opportunities in the first team.

Joe Allen's arrival from Swansea threatened Adam's place in the side, while loan signing Nuri Sahin was another indication that manager Brendan Rodgers may be looking at alternatives to the 26-year-old.

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Charlie Adam could soon be playing his football at Stoke [Reuters] Reuters

Liverpool paid £9million for Adam last summer but will have to accept a £4m loss on the midfielder if they decide he is no longer needed at the club.

Stoke manager Tony Pulis is keen to strengthen his squad before the transfer window closes and will need to complete the deal before the 11pm deadline on Friday.

The BBC is reporting that there could be some late competition in the form of Turkish side Fenerbahce who yesterday missed out on a place in the Champions League after losing to Spartak Moscow.

Adam has been at the heart of much speculation in the previous weeks and Rodgers has refused to rule out the possibility of a sale.

Speaking at a press conference before Liverpool's game against Hearts in the Europe League, Rodgers commented on speculation regarding Adam and fellow midfielder Jay Spearing.

"We have had a number of enquiries about some of our players," said Rodgers. "I have been open and up front with all the players. You can see from Sunday's game [against Manchester City] our spirit is very strong in the group, but the reality is players want to play.

"Everyone knows where they stand at this moment. One or two of them may have decisions to make as to whether they want to be a squad player or play regularly somewhere else."

While Rodgers has been discussing players leaving the club, Pulis admitted after the 0-0 draw with Arsenal that he wanted to make some additions before the transfer window closed.

"We have to be frugal but we need to wheel and deal and I'll be doing my best [to do that]," Pulis told the BBC. "We need to freshen things up."