Southampton have reportedly failed with a move for Birmingham City striker Che Adams.

According to The Mirror, Southampton have submitted a first bid of £8million for Birmingham City striker Che Adams as they look to seal a deal before Thursday’s transfer deadline.

The Saints have mostly focused on offloading players this summer, getting rid of big-money flops like Wesley Hoedt and Manolo Gabbiadini as well as right back Cedric Soares.

However, Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side may still have time to strike an incoming deal, with a striker seemingly on the radar given rumours about Charlie Austin’s future.

Birmingham ace Adams now appears to be on the radar, with The Mirror claiming that a first bid of £8million has been submitted by the Saints – but it has been rejected.

The Blues are still expecting more approaches before Thursday though, and Southampton will hope to agree a move to bolster Hasenhuttl’s attacking options.

Adams, 22, has hit six goals in his last 10 games, taking his tally for the season to 14 in 28 Championship games, becoming one of the Championship’s top young forwards.

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