According to the Daily Mirror’s football correspondent David Anderson, both on Twitter (below) and on the Mirror’s live transfer feed, Birmingham’s Che Adams is the subject of a two-team tag-team scrap for his services.
Those two sides, Burnley and Southampton, as Anderson says, are battling it out for the Birmingham frontman who has scored 14 times this season in 28 appearances. The Saints have already had an £8m initial offer dismissed by the Blues, the Midlanders viewing him as a £15m player.
Burnley have joined the transfer fracas after seeing that Stoke have entered a separate fray, the Potters willing to pay £9m for Sam Vokes. Claret Vokes has slipped back in the pecking order at Turf Moor.
Burnley scrapping it out with Southampton for Birmingham striker Che Adams. Both prepared to double Adams’ wages to around £35,000-a-week. Adams happy with both offers and is waiting to see which club can agree a deal with Birmingham.
— David Anderson (@MirrorAnderson) January 29, 2019
With Vokes being effectively the #3 striker at the Lancashire club, Burnley might want to cash in and bring in hitman Adams. Both Burnley and Southampton are prepared to double Adams’ wages to £35,000-per-week and Adams is said to be prepared to sign for either side.
Adams has been at Birmingham since signing from Sheffield United in early August 2016 from Sheffield United for a fee believed to be around £2m. The Blades brought him in two years earlier from non-league Ilkeston FC, the now-dissolved club signing him after his release by Coventry City.
His two-and-a-half years at St Andrews have seen the 22-year-old striker make 105 appearances and score 30 goals, with a further 12 assists being part of his record. Those 30 goals include the aforementioned 14 this season, a total that includes a hat-trick against Hull City and goals in each of his last three appearances against Sheffield Wednesday, Middlesbrough and Norwich City.