Report: Southampton’s Sam Gallagher £7m target for Stoke City

Sam Gallagher of Birmingham looks dejected after Millwall score their first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Millwall at St Andrews (stadium) on...

Stoke City, Sheffield United and Blackburn Rovers reportedly want Sam Gallagher of Southampton.

Sam Gallagher of Birmingham looks dejected after Millwall score their first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Millwall at St Andrews (stadium) on...

Stoke City are interested in signing Sam Gallagher from Southampton in the summer transfer window, according to The Sun.

It has been reported by the British tabloid that Gallagher is a £7 million summer transfer target for Stoke, who will play in the Championship next season after getting relegated from the Premier League.

Sheffield United and Blackburn Rovers are also interested in the 22-year-old striker, according to the report, although they are claimed to want the English youngster on loan.

According to The Sun, Southampton manager Mark Hughes is in no rush to sell Gallagher this summer.

Sam Gallagher of Birmingham City reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Birmingham City at Griffin Park on February 20, 2018 in Brentford, England.

Good signing for Stoke City?

Gallagher - who earns £40,000 per week as salary, according to Spotrac.com - is a very talented and promising young striker, and the former England Under-20 international would be a good signing for Stoke.

However, investing £7m on a 22-year-old who has played a handful of games for the Southampton first team would be a long-term risks for the Potters, although he could deliver the goods in the Championship next season.

Sam Gallagher of Birmingham looks dejected at the final whislte during the Sky Bet Championship match between Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City at Loftus Road on April 28, 2018 in...

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