Midfielders Charlie Adam and Joe Cole have been told to find new clubs in the final stages of the current transfer window, according to a report in Monday’s Times newspaper.
Tony Barett writes in the report that Adam and Cole have been told that they are surplus to requirements at the club by new manager Brendan Rodgers.
Cole signed for the Reds on a free transfer two years ago, but was loaned out to Lille last season. He came on as a substitute in Liverpool’s 3-0 defeat to West Brom on Saturday, but was later taken off due to injury.
Adam signed from Blackpool last summer, but struggled to make an impact in his first season at the club under Kenny Dalglish. He was an unused substitute in the loss at the Hawthorns.
Everton have been linked with a move for Adam.
The summer transfer window closes on August 31st, with Liverpool still said to be in the chase for Arsenal‘s Theo Walcott, Real Madrid’s Nuri Sahin and Fulham’s Clint Dempsey.
UPDATE: The Times have since changed their story to say that Joe Cole has not been told he can leave, but Adam has.