Birmingham return with improved bid for Sheffield United’s Che Adams

Che Adams of Sheffield Utd during the pre season friendly at the Blundell Park Stadium against Grimsby. Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage
Che Adams of Sheffield Utd during the pre season friendly at the Blundell Park Stadium against Grimsby. Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage
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CHE ADAMS future at Brammall Lane looks to be coming to an end after Birmingham City manager Gary Rowett admitted his club have made an approved offer for the striker.

After rejecting a £1.2m bid from the Championship club earlier this month, it had been expected an improved offer would be made to the Blades.

Che Adams of Sheffield Utd tussles with Jacob Butterfield of Derby County during the pre season friendly on Wednesday night. 2016. Pic Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Che Adams of Sheffield Utd tussles with Jacob Butterfield of Derby County during the pre season friendly on Wednesday night. 2016. Pic Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Adams, 20, appeared as a second-half substitute in Wednesday night’s friendly with Derby, and though the Blades have this week signed Leon Clarke from Bury, it is not believed he was brought in as a replacement.

But Rowett is keen to bolster his attacking options and remains confident of a deal.

He said: “Quite a bit has come out in the press already, we have had a couple of bids in and it’s all down to what Sheffield United want to do.

“I know Chris (Wilder) really well, he’s a real good guy and I wouldn’t try to scupper any plans he has got. But if the lad is available and if we can find the right price then I think he has got huge potential.

“Like we have said before, he is their player, it is their prerogative to do whatever they want.”

Adams moved to the South-Yorkshire outfit from non-league Ilkeston two years ago. He struggled to command a first-team place in his debut season but excelled last year scoring 11 league goals in 34 appearances as the Blades struggled to make the play-offs, leading to the sacking of Nigel Adkins.

The youngster penned a new deal with the club prior to Wilder’s appointment but an exit now seems inevitable as it is likely a deal will be struck between the two clubs.