PREMIER League out­fit Wolves are report­ed­ly lead­ing the race to sign Saints strik­er Che Adams, who is in the final months of his con­tract.

The Scot­land inter­na­tion­al’s con­tract expires at the end of this sea­son, mean­ing he would be able to leave for free should he not sign a new deal.

Adams can speak to for­eign clubs about sign­ing a pre-con­tract ahead of the sum­mer but there is report­ed­ly inter­est in him from Eng­lish clubs.

The Tele­graph reports that Wolves, Ever­ton and Not­ting­ham For­est are all inter­est­ed in sign­ing the 26 year old ahead of next sea­son.

Wolves are believed to be in the mar­ket for an out-and-out strik­er, a void which Adams could fit at Molineux.

Daily Echo: Southampton's Che Adams scores Saint's second goal during the Championship match between Southampton and Plymouth Argyle at St Mary's Stadium. Photo by Stuart Martin.

He has scored 10 goals in the Cham­pi­onship this sea­son, a num­ber only bet­tered by team­mate Adam Arm­strong for Southamp­ton this sea­son.

Adams has four sea­sons of Pre­mier League expe­ri­ence with Southamp­ton. He played 124 top-flight games in that time, scor­ing 25 times. 

Speak­ing to Saints’ match­day pro­gramme, Adams said: “Southamp­ton will always play a part in our lives and espe­cial­ly my daugh­ter’s life. A club like Southamp­ton is a Pre­mier League team.

“Any team that’s come here this sea­son can see how well estab­lished and how big the club is, in terms of fan­base and in terms of the staff around the place as well.

“It’s a Pre­mier League club. For me per­son­al­ly, it’s just about — and I said it in a state­ment at the end of last sea­son — get­ting the club back to where it should be again because that’s where we deserve to be.”