Sheffield United are set to receive a cash windfall as Southampton agree a fee for Birmingham City striker Che Adams.
The Telegraph reports that the Blues have finally accepted a £15m offer for Adams having previously rejected two lower bids. The Saints offered £10m in January and then £14m earlier this summer.
Yet now an agreement has been made and Adams will join the Premier League club subject to a medical.
The reason the Blades will be keeping a keen eye on proceedings is because they are entitled to a percentage of the fee. This is because of a sell-on clause agreed with Birmingham when they sold Adams to St Andrew’s in 2016.
They received £2m for the forward at the time, but according to Sky Sports did include a 20 percent sell-on fee. This means the South Yorkshire side will make a further £3m if Adams is sold.
How Che Adams sale could further help
The purchase of Adams is part of a squad overhaul being overseen by manager Ralph Hasenhuttl. Part of this will also see several exits and this could further benefit United.
Among those expected to be sold are Charlie Austin. The Southern Daily Echo reports that both the Blades and Aston Villa are interested in Austin.
The two clubs have been told the Saints will accept “fair offers” for the 29-year-old. Apparently that means receiving at least double the £4m paid to QPR for Austin in January 2016.
Hasenhuttl told Austin he was free to leave the club six months ago. That is because he cannot offer the attacker regular first team football – which is what he wants.
United are in the market for two new strikers this summer following their promotion from the Championship. The Sheffield Star says Brentford’s Neal Maupay and Oli McBurnie of Swansea City are also being targeted.