Arsenal and Manchester United sent scouts to watch Birmingham City striker Che Adams on Tuesday, with the 22-year-old in fantastic form since the turn of the year.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 12: Che Adams of Birmingham City moves away from Gary O'Neil during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Bolton Wanderers at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium on February 12, 2019 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 12: Che Adams of Birmingham City moves away from Gary O’Neil during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Bolton Wanderers at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium on February 12, 2019, in Birmingham, England. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

The Mirror¬†claim representatives from Arsenal, Celtic, Watford and Manchester United were all at St Andrew’s on Tuesday night to watch Birmingham City face Bolton. Adams was looking to make history at the club by scoring in his seventh consecutive league game but, unfortunately, he was denied a goal in the dying seconds of the match.

Nonetheless, the striker still has eight goals in eight games in all competitions in 2019, and he’s earning interest from higher divisions.

In his Championship campaign overall, he has 19 goals and four assists in 32 matches (29 starts).

Burnley tried to sign him in the last transfer window, but their offer of ¬£9m was rejected as Birmingham wanted twice that amount. Now, Adams’ price is likely to have increased even further by his recent form.

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Che Adams of Birmingham City celebrates after he scores a penalty during the Sky Bet Championship between Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium on February 02, 2019 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)
BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 02: Che Adams of Birmingham City celebrates after he scores a penalty during the Sky Bet Championship between Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest at St Andrew’s Trillion Trophy Stadium on February 02, 2019 in Birmingham, England. (Photo by Nathan Stirk/Getty Images)

Arsenal already have two top quality strikers in the present, Alexandre Lacazette and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, who have carried the team’s attack for large portions of this season. However, it’s starting to seem pretty likely Danny Welbeck will leave at the end of the season and Eddie Nketiah will go on loan in the 2019/20 campaign.

That would leave a spot open for a new third-choice striker.

A promising talent like Adams, who needs to be eased into top division football, could fit the bill nicely.

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