According to HITC Sport, Derby County have made an undisclosed offer for Birmingham City forward Che Adams. The Championship side are looking to bolster their attacking options before the transfer window slams shut, with Rams boss Gary Rowett admitting he is still in the hunt for a forward after the side’s 1-1 draw with relegated side Sunderland.
The Englishman enjoyed an intriguing season in his debut year at Birmingham City last season, transferring from Sheffield United for a fee believed to be around £2 million. During the season, the 21-year-old made 42 appearances in all competitions whilst scoring seven goals in the Championship as the Blues stayed up in the league.
Towards the end of the season, a small number of Premier League and Championships declared interested in Adams, with Birmingham trying to do whatever it takes to keep hold of the player.
In an attempt of swaying away interest from the 21-year-old, the Blues have been attempting to agree upon a deal in contract talks. To make the matters worse, Derby are yet to find a replacement for versatile forward Tom Ince, who departed the club earlier in the transfer window for newly-promoted side Huddersfield Town on an undisclosed fee. With just weeks until the transfer window slams shut, there is not much time left for the Rams to find a suitable replacement.
With just weeks until the transfer window slams shut, there is not much time left for the Rams to find a suitable replacement in attack. Birmingham’s unwillingness to let the Englishman depart could certainly be a blow for Derby, who do not have much time left to find the right attacker to strengthen their side this window.