Che Adams close to joining Southampton from Birmingham

Che Adams celebrates scoring a goal for Birmingham City
Image: Che Adams could finally be joining Southampton after two previous bids were rejected by Birmingham City

Southampton are close to agreeing a deal with Birmingham for striker Che Adams, Sky Sports News understands.

Talks have progressed well since a Saints bid was turned down in late May and the clubs are now discussing a fee in the region of £15m.

Adams is expected to travel to the south coast for a medical and talks on personal terms over the weekend.

Southampton had an offer rejected for the 22-year-old during the January transfer window but manager Ralph Hasenhuttl and director of football operations Ross Wilson have maintained their interest.

A second bid of £10m, which could potentially rise to £12m with performance-related add-ons or £14m with a sell-on clause, was also knocked back last month.

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Burnley have also been interested in Adams, who scored 22 goals and created four others in the Sky Bet Championship last term, as Birmingham finished 17th.

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