Blackpool manager Ian Holloway will be rewarded financially if the club sell star midfielder Charlie Adam.
Scotland international Adam has been the subject of failed bids from both Aston Villa and Liverpool, with Holloway claiming the latter’s bid, reportedly £4m, was “disgraceful”.
And it has now been revealed that the Seasiders boss would receive a percentage of the fee received for the sale of the former Rangers man, who cost the club £500,000 in 2009, due to a clause in his contract that rewards him for making a profit on a player.
But Holloway insists this is not the reason he has put such a hefty price tag on the 25-year-old.
He told The Sun: “My chairman looked at my record of producing players and helping players and selling them on and he wanted that at Blackpool.
“If you're saying I'm doing this because I'm getting 20-30% of the Adam money I'll not be very happy - it's miles away, absolute nonsense.
“I'm on a far bigger bonus to keep us in the Premier League and Charlie Adam can help me do that.”
This week Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson claimed Adam's set-pieces are worth £10m alone after the Blackpool captain created both goals in his side's 3-2 defeat to the Red Devils.