English Premiership

Burnley need to up offer to land striker target

2019-02-19 11:40
Sean Dyche (Getty Images)

London - Burnley will have to double their offer for Che Adams if they are to have any chance of landing the Birmingham City striker.

Clarets boss Sean Dyche is a huge fan of the striker, who has scored goals for fun in the Championship for Blues, and is reported to have failed with a number of bids in January. 

Reports claim that the Clarets got as high as £9 million, but that still fell well short of Birmingham’s valuation, considering he has fired home 19 goals so far this season. 

The ex-Sheffield United striker has become hot property after going on a goalscoring run that saw him come within a whisker of equalling a record set by Birmingham legend Trevor Francis. 

Adams found the net in six consecutive matches until he fired a blank in last Tuesday night’s defeat by Bolton, although it took a fine save by Remi Matthews at the death to deny him. 

That match that was watched by scouts from several Premier League clubs and Burnley will face a battle to land the striker, even if they were willing to match the £18 million valuation in the summer. 

Scottish champions Celtic, Manchester United, Arsenal, Southampton and Watford all had scouts present, with Adams the player under the microscope.

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