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West Ham prepare £10m deadline day swoop for Birmingham City striker Che Adams - report

West Ham are readying a £10m deadline day swoop for Birmingham City youngster Che Adams, according to The Daily Star.

The Hammers are plotting a reshuffle in attack and Adams has been identified as a top target.

Adams has been in fine form for Birmingham this season in the Championship, helping Garry Monk’s men rise to mid-table in the second tier.

West Ham had a chance to scout him firsthand during the recent FA Cup meeting, which ended in a 2-0 victory for the Irons.

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Who is Che Adams?

Che Adams is into his third season with Birmingham. (photo by Roland Harrison/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Adams is regarded as one of the best young forwards in the Football League and has enjoyed an impressive season at Birmingham.

Predominantly a striker, the former England under-20 international can also operate on the wing or as a number 10.

This season, Adams has racked up an impressive tally of 14 goals and three assists in 28 Championship matches. In total, he has hit 30 goals in 105 games for the Blues.

Birmingham are intent on keeping the ex-Coventry City and Sheffield United wonder-kid, but West Ham are set to test their resolve with a £10m bid.

Adams in, Hernandez out?

Javier Hernandez could complete a late January move to Valencia. (photo by Shaun Brooks/Action Plus via Getty Images)

If Adams does arrive, it could see Javier Hernandez leave the club, according to the Daily Star. Valencia are keen on Chicharito and the Hammers are willing to sell him for £10m to balance the books.

The 30-year-old has scored five goals in 17 games this season but could return to La Liga.

Multi-club chase for Adams

Che Adams has been scouted by a host of Premier League clubs. (photo by Shaun Brooks/Action Plus via Getty Images)

West Ham are not the only club chasing Adams. Southampton are also in the hunt for the impressive youngster, according to this report by The Daily Star.

Burnley are another club interested (Daily Mail), while The Mirror reports that a total of 12 Premier League clubs have watched Adams in action.


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