Adam Armstrong is ready to endure a medical at Southampton after Blackburn accepted a deal price £15million plus add-ons for the striker, talkSPORT understands.
The Athletic report that the 29-goal ahead has already agreed private phrases with the Premier League aspect and can rubber stamp a transfer to St Mary’s on Tuesday.
It’s been reported Blackburn have beforehand rejected gives within the area of £7-8m for Armstrong, with Crystal Palace and Norwich additionally credited with an curiosity.
Saints have been looking out for a brand new striker after Danny Ings joined Aston Villa for £30m final week.
They usually have now discovered one in Armstrong, who has been one of the prolific strikers exterior of the Premier League in latest seasons.
The previous Newcastle United starlet scored 20 objectives in 40 matches whereas on mortgage at Coventry within the 2015/16 season.
Mortgage spells at Barnsley and Bolton adopted earlier than becoming a member of Blackburn on mortgage in January 2018, with Rovers made the deal everlasting that summer season for round £1.75m.
The Magpies will profit from the switch as they’re in line to obtain as a lot as 40 per cent of Blackburn’s charge owing to a sell-on clause they inserted into the deal three years in the past.
The 24-year-old has since racked up 64 objectives and 19 assists in 160 appearances for the Ewood Park outfit.
Armstrong is ready to turn into Saints’ fifth signing of the summer season, with Theo Walcott, Romain Perraud, Tino Livramento and Dynel Simeu additionally coming in.
In the meantime, Republic of Eire ahead Michael Obafemi is ready to move in the other way in a £6million transfer.
The switch will probably be seen as fairly the coup for the Championship aspect, with Obafemi’s present deal set to run out on the finish of the 2021/22 marketing campaign.
Saints are additionally near finalising a mortgage deal for Chelsea’s 19-year-old striker Armando Broja.
Saints even have their eye on Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, ten years on from when he left the south coast to hitch Arsenal.
talkSPORT understands Southampton are eager on taking him on mortgage and Liverpool are keen to take heed to gives for the 27-year-old.
In addition to Ings, Southampton have stated goodbye to 6 different gamers throughout this window, together with former captain Ryan Bertrand.
Ralph Hasenhuttl’s aspect get their 2021/22 Premier League marketing campaign underneath method with a visit to Everton on Saturday, a match you possibly can take heed to LIVE on talkSPORT 2, kick-off 3pm.
PLAY talkSPORT SELECTOR
It is again and simply in time for the brand new Premier League season, which begins on 13 August with Brentford internet hosting Arsenal on Friday night time