Man Utd, Arsenal, Celtic scout 19-goal Championship centre forward

Che Adams TEAMtalk

Manchester United and Arsenal are tracking Birmingham City’s in-demand frontman Che Adams, according to a report.

The Daily Mirror claim the Premier League pair are now watching the 22-year-old, who has scored 19 goals in the Championship this season.

Adams was in demand in the January transfer window with Burnley making several offers for the forward as they looked to replace Sam Vokes, while Southampton are also understood to have made an enquiry for the former Sheffield United man.

Blues though reportedly placed a £15million price tag on the Leicester-born striker’s head and boss Garry Monk claimed the club had no intention of selling him last month.

But, the report claims interest in the centre forward has rocketed after his first-half hat-trick at Loftus Road against QPR last week and “Birmingham were inundated with scouts’ requests” ahead of Tuesday night’s defeat to Bolton.

United, Arsenal, Celtic and Watford all had representatives at St Andrew’s to see if the striker could write his way into club history, as he looked to score in his seventh consecutive match.

Adams failed to do so, but he was only denied late on by Bolton stopper Remi Matthews who denied him in the dying seconds.

That would have propelled Adams to legendary status alongside Trevor Francis, but despite

Monk said in January: “It’s the transfer window, every single window if your players are doing well there will always be speculation.

“And Che has been doing fantastically. The speculation is there but the club are on the same page as me – we can’t afford to lose our best players.

“We have had enough difficulties in terms of the squad that we have got as it is.  They know that.

“In terms of anything financial and those type of decisions, that’s with the club but I have not been made aware of anything so my only focus is on the football.

“I think you have seen tonight from Che’s performance just how focused he is on us having a good season and him doing well for Birmingham City.”

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