Liverpool have finally made their move to sign Fulham’s want-away attacker Clint Dempsey, but his current club have rebuffed the first offer, as Sky Sports have reported that they understands a bid from Liverpool for Dempsey has been turned down amid interest from several clubs.
The Reds aren’t the only team to have been linked with the American today. Earlier in the day, Aston Villa had made a concrete move for the player, having their bid accepted, but they subsequently withdrew their interest when the player made it clear he was not interested in joining them, and had his eyes set firmly on a move elsewhere. Sunderland too have also been credited with an interest in the 29-year-old as well as Tottenham, who have emerged as front-runners for the player according to Sky Sports.
Liverpool have been linked with the player all summer, and Sky Sports confirm that their interest is long-standing – and with Andy Carroll leaving for a season long loan at West Ham, they are said to have been interested in bringing Dempsey in to offer more attacking options.
Sky are also reporting that Liverpool actually offered both Charlie Adam and Jordan Henderson as possible make-weights in the deal which was understood to have been lower than Aston Villa’s earlier offer. But the club now seem resolved that no more business will be done, as BBC Sport have published a quote from a “club source” stating the following:
“It looks extremely likely that there will be no ins at Anfield tonight.”
So, Liverpool fans, are you unhappy that the club were unable to finalise a move for Dempsey? Share your thoughts below.
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