Leeds United transfer linked player’s club ‘willing to listen’ but move ‘unlikely’

All the latest updates on Leeds United’s reported interest in Southampton forward Che Adams.

Wednesday, 3rd August 2022, 6:00 pm

Leeds United continue to be linked with a move for Southampton striker Che Adams.

Reports first emerged earlier in the week claiming that the Whites had reignited their interest in the Scotland international, with The Sun suggesting that a fee of around £10 million could be enough to lure him to Elland Road.

It is understood that Jesse Marsch is eager to recruit attacking reinforcements before the transfer window closes at the end of the month, and Adams represents a familiar target for Leeds.

United were previously linked with the forward in January 2020, but an agreement to bring him in from his current club never materialised.

As talk of a potential move this summer persists, however, we’ve taken a closer look at the current state of play when it comes to the links.

Southampton ‘willing to listen’ to offers

According to talkSPORT reporter Alex Jones, not only are Leeds interested in Adams, but Southampton could be open to the prospect of a sale too.

Speaking to GIVEMESPORT, the transfer insider said: “I was told they want to bring in a centre forward and I’ve been told that Southampton could be willing to listen to offers for Che Adams, who’s been on their list before.

“Whether they would meet the asking price I don’t know, but maybe that’s one to keep an eye on.”

Jones stops short of corroborating The Sun’s £10 million valuation, however.

No offer for Adams yet

Despite the continued speculation involving Leeds and Adams, local outlet HampshireLive report that there has been no formal approach for the striker just yet.

In an update on Wednesday, it is claimed that suggestions of an offer from an unnamed Premier League club - as outlined by Telegraph reporter Mike McGrath - are “wide of the mark”, with both United and Nottingham Forest mentioned as potential suitors.

Contrary to Jones’ comments on the matter, HampshireLive also state that the current scarcity of attacking options that the Saints have at their disposal means that a departure for Adams “doesn’t seem to be on the cards at this moment in time”.

Southampton’s apparent reluctance to sell also plays into a recent report from The Athletic, who suggest that Leeds are not pursuing the 26-year-old as a priority target.