Leeds United striker target Che Adams is set to be available for a knockdown fee this summer as transfer fees tumble, Football Insider understands.
A Saints source has told Football Insider that the club are expecting to cash in on Adams among a number of fringe stars in the summer window.
But they privately accept they have no chance of getting close to the £19m fee agreed with Leeds, or even the £15m they paid Birmingham City for him last summer.
Adams is likely to be available for £10m or even lower when the next transfer window opens as fees dramatically drop across the board.
It remains to be seen whether Leeds will be interested in reigniting their interest in the 23-year-old this summer.
Much will depend upon their own transfer budget and whether they get promoted to the Premier League.
United also signed Jean-Kevin Augustin on loan from RB Leipzig in January in a deal that they are committed to converting into a permanent one if they go up.
The cost of that deal is believed to be around £18m.
Adams has struggled to make an impact at Southampton despite being a regular member of Hasenhuttl’s squad but is not a first choice.
He has scored just once in 28 matches across all competitions this season but most of those have been as a sub and he’s started only two Premier League matches since September.
Danny Ings and Shane Long are the first choice strikers at Southampton.
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