Blackpool manager Ian Holloway has confirmed that the club have rejected a transfer request from captain Charlie Adam after the agent of the former Rangers midfielder confirmed the player had asked to leave.
Interest in the Scotland international has been rife during the January transfer window, with Liverpool, Aston Villa and Birmingham City all having had bids rejected for the 25-year-old.
Despite Holloway being desperate to keep hold of his talisman, the player's agent, Kenny Moyes, revealed that a transfer request had been put to the club: "I can confirm Charlie has handed in a transfer request."
Former Plymouth Argyle boss Holloway, however, moved swiftly to suggest that Blackpool chairman Karl Oyston has rejected the request.
Holloway tweeted: "Another thing people, the decision to reject the transfer request was the chairman's decision."
Adam has been in impressive form for the Seasiders since joining them from SPL giants Rangers back in 2009, inspiring the club to promotion from the Championship last term.
Holloway suggested over the weekend that his star man would be allowed to leave Bloomfield Road for the right price but labelled previous bids received for his skipper as "derisory".
Blackpool chairman Oyston, meanwhile, confirmed that the club had received a £4 million offer from Liverpool on Friday which was subsequently rejected.
Kenny Dalglish's Reds are now thought to be in the driving seat for Adam as the Anfield club look to bolster their squad in January as they attempt to climb up the Premier League.