Sheffield United could make £3.2m if Birmingham City sell Che Adams to Southampton.
The Sun reports that the Saints are ready to offer around £14m for Adams. However, Birmingham are holding out for closer to £16m.
Either way the Blades will receive 20 percent of the transfer fee, as outlined by Sky Sports News. This is because of a clause written into the deal when they sold Adams to the Blues for £2m back in 2016.
Southampton are interested in the 22-year-old after he scored 22 league goals in 2018/19. Adams’ impressive form put him in the running for the Championship player of the year award, eventually won by Norwich City’s Teemu Pukki.
Burnley and Crystal Palace are also understood to be interested in Adams. The former actually made four bids for the striker during the January transfer window. The most recent was in excess of £12m, but was rejected by Birmingham.
The Saints also tried to sign Adams in January and they are now confident they can make the forward their second new signing of the summer. Last week Moussa Djenepo joined from Standard Liege on a four-year deal.
If Adams were to move to Hampshire it would be the second big summer exit from St Andrew’s. Garry Monk was sacked as manager on Tuesday, with his assistant Pep Clotet taking over as interim boss.
Che Adams still benefiting Sheffield United
Adams was signed by the Blades from non-league Ilkeston in November 2014. In a little under two seasons at Bramall Lane he made a big impression, scoring 15 goals in 55 appearances.
In 2014/15 Adams’ form helped the South Yorkshire side to the League One playoffs. They were beaten by Swindon Town in the semi-finals, with the youngster scoring in a thrilling 5-5 second leg.
Netting 12 goals the following campaign saw the Blues – who at the time were in the division above – come calling. Adams was sold in the same summer that Chris Wilder took charge.