By Anthony Onifade

22nd May, 2023 | 2:40pm

Everton transfer news as Southampton forward Che Adams wanted, Leeds United also keen

Everton remain keen on signing Southampton forward Che Adams this summer with Leeds United also interested, according to TEAMtalk.

The Saints are set to lose a number of players this summer following their relegation from the Premier League, and that includes the departure of Che Adams at St Mary’s with his contract up in 2024.

TalkSPORT revealed on 10 May that Everton wish to move for the Scottish international should they remain in the Premier League for next season.

And according to TEAMtalk [22 May], Southampton have already identified a potential replacement for Adams in the form of Aberdeen striker Duk leaving the door potentially open for Everton to seal a move.

“The 26-year-old has just a year left on his deal at St Mary’s and is keen to secure a move back into the Premier League. Whether he achieves that or not remains to be seen, though a parting of ways appears likely all the same. 

“Everton and Leeds are among those keen.”

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Experienced option

As is always the case with relegated teams, a long list of players are certain to leave at the end of the season in a bid to stay in the top flight.

And that will definitely be the case at Southampton, with the likes of James Ward-Prowse and Romeo Lavia looking very likely of remaining in the division.

Adams, given his experience in the English top-flight registering making 124 appearances throughout his career, is also in the same position but given Everton’s plight in the Premier League table right now, any move depends on whether Sean Dyche’s men can secure their status for next season.

Should the Toffees secure their position in the top-flight, Dyche will be desperate for attacking options and class and Adams certainly provides that in abundance despite his lack of opportunities at Southampton this season.

The 26-year-old would jump at the chance to prove his worth in the Premier League once more, and Everton could land him for a very small fee which could well prove a win-win for all parties involved in any potential transfer.