According to the Telegraph’s Matt Law, Birmingham City will struggle this coming summer to hold on to prize asset Che Adams in the face of interest from a trio of Premier League sides.

Adams has been the shining light this season in a Birmingham City side that has seen shadows cast by a nine-point deduction for failing FFP protocols.

That points deduction shifted the Blues down the table, the Midlanders currently in 17th on an adjusted 45 points. The fact that they are six points clear of the relegation places is, in a large part, down to the output from Adams.

22-year-old Leicester-born Adams, whose breakthrough in football came at Sheffield United, has been on fire this campaign. His age is matched by 22 goals (four assists) and this has alerted Premier League sides says the Telegraph’s Law.

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Reporting on this interest, Law says that those interested are Crystal Palace, Southampton and Burnley. He adds that this trio of top-tier sides are in for a player who “is regarded as one of the hottest properties outside the top flight.”

Law’s article seems to infer that it is Palace leading the chase for the rated Blues striker, the Londoners not being able to afford to convert Michy Batshuayi’s loan from Chelsea into a permanent deal.

Talking on this front, Law writes that, with Palace looking to bring the age of their side down, they see Adams as the ideal man for the job. He adds that the “22-year-old [is]expected to cost around £15million” and that this “has also alerted Southampton and Burnley, who have been tracking the progress of Adams for some time.

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With Adams’ prolific nature in front of goal this season, coupled with Birmingham’s plight, it was only a matter of time before the big boys of the Premier League came calling with their cheque books.

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