Stoke swoop for Adam

Stoke have completed the signing of midfielder Charlie Adam from Liverpool on a four-year contract.

The Scotland international has moved for an undisclosed fee, believed to be in the region of £4million.

Announcing the news on their official website, the Potters said the fact the transfer had been sealed before midday meant they were hopeful Adam would be available for Saturday's Barclays Premier League clash with Wigan at the DW Stadium.