SAINTS are set to rebuke any offers to let Che Adams leave this January.

The striker is said to have attracted interest from Championship outfit Leeds United who want to bolster their chances of reaching the Premier League.

However, it’s understood by the Daily Echo that the St Mary’s side won’t be leaving themselves short in the attacking department which rules out Adams’ departure.

Manager Ralph Hasenhuttl currently has four strikers to pick from, with those being Danny Ings, Shane Long, Adams and Michael Obafemi.

Because of this, and due to the fact Hasenhuttl’s using two attackers, their squad isn’t big enough to cope with the departure of a frontman.

Adams has recently found himself back in the fold after spending some time in the Saints wilderness.

He arrived in the summer from Birmingham for £15m and gave fans plenty to be excited about with his goalscoring displays in pre-season.

This saw him start the first six Premier League matches.

During this run in the team, the 23-year-old did everything but score a goal which prompted Hasenhuttl to take him out of the firing line.

Ings was then promoted to the starting XI and hasn’t looked back since.

Ings raced to 12 Premier League goals, leaving him behind just Leicester’s Jamie Vardy and Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in the scoring chart.

But due to the demanding nature of the Christmas period, Adams was handed his first Saints start since September against Chelsea on Boxing Day.

He partnered Obafemi up front and executed his task of holding the ball up and bringing others into play.

The ex-Birmingham ace was then picked from the beginning against Crystal Palace alongside Ings and lasted 63 minutes before being replaced by Moussa Djenepo.

There's a chance Adams could start against Tottenham, although that could depend on whether Long is fit and if Obafemi has recovered from the sickness bug that kept him out of the Palace encounter.