Fulham are the latest Premier League side looking to coax Che Adams away from Championship side Birmingham City on deadline day.
Ed Aarons of The Guardian has reported that Claudio Ranieri has interest in the 15-goal striker, who has been the subject of rejected bids from Southampton and Burnley respectively.
The arrival of the London club to the deadline day table for Adams’ services now makes it a three-way tussle for his signature with but hours remaining to get a deal over the line.
Aarons’ tweet indicates that Garry Monk wants £15 million for the forward if he is to leave St Andrews’ on the final day of the January transfer window.
Adams is highly-sought after courtesy of his goalscoring exploits in the second tier.
The 22-year-old has 15 goals in 29 appearances – averaging near enough a goal every other game.
It looks like this saga is set to go down to the wire with a triumvirate of clubs now keen on securing the services of the talented Blues star.
A fresh challenger arriving to battle it out for Adams’ signature is even more bad news for Birmingham who will find it increasingly difficult to keep hold of their star striker.
Adams is a wanted man and soon that interest and pressure could toll and force the club’s hand to sell him.
A replacement will almost certainly need to be lined up before letting the 22-year-old leave.
But with three clubs primed and ready to continue their deadline day assault on Birmingham’s resolve, the likelihood he remains at St Andrews’ past the deadline this becoming remote.