Two rivals for the signature Birmingham City striker Che Adams are yet to meet the club’s valuation of him.
David Anderson of The Mirror is reporting that Premier League sides Burnley and Southampton are still some distance from offering what the Championship outfit want for their 15-goal marksman.
The duo are going head-to-head to sign the prolific forward, who would be open to a move to either club, with reports also in The Mirror that the 22-year-old would be happy to be transferred to either club
Deadline day is upon the footballing world so any move would need to be swift and decisive to beat the clock and be rubberstamped by the footballing authorities.
And with the clock ticking, it appears one contender is about to soar to the top of the queue.
The Sun is reporting that the Saints are set to outbid their rivals for the signature of Adams, who looks destined to leave St Andrew’s by the close of play tonight.
It is not a good time to be a Birmingham fan, with a deadline day approach for the striker meaning the club will have to source a replacement pronto not to leave themselves short for the rest of the season.
But how do you replace a 15-goal striker on such short notice? It looks to be a tricky time for Garry Monk and his side.
They can try and hold out and play hardball over Adams at the risk of upsetting the player, or they can source a replacement and sell up.
Whatever way you look at it, this saga is set to go down to the wire.