Leeds United are hopeful of finally striking a deal to sign Che Adams.
The Southampton striker is regarded as the number one target for Marcelo Bielsa’s side, and according to reports from the Yorkshire Evening Post, they are making that clear.
The report claims that while the Whites have had one approach for the 23-year-old rejected, they have since gone back with an improved second offer for the former Birmingham City man.
The Yorkshire Evening Post have suggested that the Saints are reluctant to let the striker go out on loan, however the player himself may be tempted by making a short-term switch to Elland Road.
Adams has struggled to establish himself as a first team regular on the South Coast, leading to suggestions that he could be open to a move.
However Southampton’s manager Ralph Hasenhuttl is determined to keep hold of the striker.
As quoted by Leeds Live, he said: “I cannot consider that I loan him out because I need every player, especially in the attacking position, we don’t have that many.
“I know he is not so happy at the moment because he didn’t play so often and did not score, but we know what we have with him and we know we need him in the second half of the season.”
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Leeds United are determined to get this deal over the line.
Che Adams has struggled for gametime at Southampton but given their reluctance to let the player leave, it might be that the Whites have to move on to another target.
That said, Marcelo Bielsa’s side will not be giving this one up without a fight.