Everton are showing an interest in Birmingham City striker Che Adams.

The Toffees have joined the likes of Southampton and Burnley in the queue for the prolific 22-year-old, according to journalist Alan Nixon on Twitter.

Adams has scored 21 goals in 39 games in all competitions this season for Garry Monk’s Blues. The Midlands club may have to sell him in the summer.

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.

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It was Sheffield United who won the race to sign him in 2014. Adams broke into their first-team and went onto play 55 times for the Blades, scoring 15 goals in League One.

Birmingham then moved to sign him in 2016 for a fee believed to be around £2 million. Adams has since been a regular for the Blues and scored seven in his first season at St Andrews followed by nine in the last campaign.

He has pace, power and has proven he can score goals at this level so looks well equipped to make the step up into the Premier League next season.

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Everton have been lacking a real threat and presence up front and Adams could fill that void for Marco Silva’s side in the next campaign. There will be competition to bat away to sign him though.

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