From what I can make out, Liverpool will offer money (don't know the details of that) and Charlie Adam for Dempsey. Fulham want to much money at the moment for Dempsey and Liverpool aren't bowing down to valuations like they were last season.
It's my opinion why we aren't sign sealing and delivering deals as quick as we were. Liverpool are being more methodical now, and rightly so after the money blew by Comolli and Kenny, thats why Borini wasn't straight away and neither is/will be Joe Allen.
But Fulham are interested in Downing as well, in a separate deal. That's what I was told, and like I say, he told me about Rodallega, at the time it meant f*ck all to me, but it turned out to be correct.