Stoke City are plotting a £5 million move for Birmingham City forward Che Adams, according to the Daily Telegraph.

The Potters are keen on bolstering their attacking options in the January transfer window and Gary Rowett is set to turn to a familiar face. He signed Adams for Birmingham in 2016 and now wants to bring him to the Bet365 Stadium.

Adams, who is 22 years-old, has made an impressive start to the season for Garry Monk’s side. He has scored 8 goals to help them compete in the top half of the table.

He joined Birmingham in 2016 from Sheffield United for a fee believed to be in the region of £2 million. Adams has since bagged 24 goals in his time at St Andrews.

Stoke City have made a poor start to the campaign under Rowett following their relegation from the Premier League last season. They are currently 14th in the league but are just six points off the Play-Offs due to how tight the division is.

The Potters see Adams as someone who can help fire them into the promotion picture, though Birmingham will not sell him on the cheap.

The Leicester-born forward started his career as a youngster with spells at Coventry City, St Andrews FC and Oadby Town before getting his big break at Ilkeston Town. He impressed for the non-league side and had many Football League clubs chasing him.

It was Sheffield United who won the race to sign him in 2014. Adams broke into their first-team at the end of the 2014/15 season moving to Birmingham two years later.


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