Sunderland are looking to sign Che Adams of Sheffield United.

Premier League side Sunderland are plotting a move to sign Che Adams of Sheffield United, HITC Sport understands.

HITC sources close to the situation understand Sunderland are sending scouts to Sheffield United’s game tonight away at Peterborough United, and are keen on signing him before the transfer window closes.

Adams has had an excellent start to the season but has just one year remaining on his Sheffield United contract and is yet to be offered an extension.

He netted a brace in the Blades’ 2-0 win over Chesterfield at the weekend, and is offering the club hope despite their recent sale of prolific winger Jamie Murphy to Championship side Brighton.

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Adams scored against Tottenham in the Capital One Cup last season, and versus Newcastle United in pre-season, and at just 19-years-old is a player with outstanding potential.

Sheffield United signed Adams from non-league side Ilkeston Town just a year ago.

Adams was a player on Sunderland’s radar back then, as reported the Hartlepool Mail, and they have been tracking his progress since.

The Black Cats have endured a terrible start to the Premier League season, and while promising attacker Che Adams won’t fix their leaky defence, he could provide a real spark at the opposite end of the pitch.

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