Southampton remain interested in making a move for Blackburn Rovers forward Adam Armstrong this summer and are potentially prepared to come in for him if Rovers lower their valuation, according to Hampshire Live.
Armstrong is a player that has been attracting plenty of transfer interest this summer after his exceptional season in front of goal last term where he fired in 28 goals in 40 Championship appearances for Rovers.
It has recently been reported by The Telegraph Southampton are leading the race for Armstrong ahead of newly-promoted Premier League side Norwich City.
While it has also previously been reported that West Ham are also interested in making a move for the striker as they attempt to improve their forward options ahead of next season.
However, a report from Lancashire Live has revealed that both Norwich and West Ham are being put off a move for Armstrong by Blackburn’s asking price for forward and are looking into other potential targets.
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The latest report from Hampshire Live reveals that Southampton retain an interest in signing Armstrong this summer, but at the moment they have yet to make a formal approach for him. While it is also believed that they would need to Blackburn to lower their valuation before trying to sign him.
Blackburn seem to be at a real crossroads with Armstrong’s situation they obviously want to extract the maximum value that they can from a player that just fired in 28 league goals for them last term.
However, it seems that is putting teams like Southampton who are very keen on him off the potential deal and that is a risk considering he only has one more year left on his deal.
Southampton need to add more firepower to their squad and especially so if Danny Ings is to leave the club this summer. You could see Armstrong fitting in perfectly in their setup under Ralph Hasenhuttl and it could be an exciting move for the forward, so it will be interesting to see if he can convince Rovers to lower their valuation.
It does seem that the Saints are in pole position to get this signing done on the right terms, but they will need some movement from Blackburn first. However, it remains to be seen whether Rovers will be willing to alter their valuation to get a deal over the line.