By Sam Stone

4th Aug, 2022 | 10:01am

Leeds United: Southampton are yet to receive an approach for striker Che Adams

Southampton are yet to receive an approach for 26-year-old striker Che Adams as Leeds United line up a move according to Hampshire Live.

The Sun reported (30 July) that Leeds are looking to make a “shock” move for the Southampton striker who is entering the final two years of his contract.

It was also suggested by talkSPORT reporter Alex Crook (1 August via GIVEMESPORT) that Southampton are willing to listen to offers.

According to The Telegraph’s Mike McGrath (via Twitter, 3 August) a Premier League club has made an approach for Adams, however, that appears to be wide of the mark.

Hampshire Live has claimed (4 August) that no approaches have been made for the Southampton striker.

Good option

A move for Adams would certainly be an interesting one for Jesse Marsch to look into with the forward a proven Premier League goalscorer in the prime years of his career.

The Leeds boss is somewhat desperate to add to his forward line in the coming weeks, with Patrick Bamford currently his main striking option heading into the new season.

Bamford has displayed good form over preseason, but his injury issues will always be a concern meaning that the club must add another forward to their ranks this summer.

Marsch has typically been looking for a younger forward this summer with Arnaud Kalimuendo and Charles De Ketelaere two names that have been constantly linked to Elland Road.

The former has since joined AC Milan, but a move for Kalimuendo still remains on the table.

There isn’t a rush for Marsch to get a deal done with Bamford likely to be his main man for the opening weeks of the season.

However, Adams is certainly a name that the American shouldn’t forget about as the transfer window reaches its conclusion.

In other Leeds United news, Phil Hay has reacted to Leeds lining up a “shock” new signing.