LEEDS are reported to have moved on from trying to sign Saints striker Che Adams.

Adams was the Championship club’s main target this transfer window, as they look to boost their chances of gaining automatic promotion.

But, as first reported by the Daily Echo earlier this month, Saints weren’t interested in letting him leave.

His exit would have meant the club leaving themselves short in the attacking department, with just Danny Ings, Shane Long and Michael Obafemi.

And now The Athletic are claiming Leeds don’t want a repeat of the Dan James scenario that dragged on and eventually led to him staying at Swansea before joining Manchester United.

It’s understood that Saints made it clear to the Championship side’s hierarchy that Adams wasn’t going to be departing the south coast just six months after signing from Birmingham.

Adams is also said to be fully committed to fighting for a place in manager Ralph Hasenhuttl’s starting XI after the Austrian made it clear he wanted the 23-year-old to stay.

Although the summer signing is yet to score his first goal for the club, he played a vital cameo against Leicester last weekend.

He came off the bench and spotted the run of teammate Danny Ings, splitting the Foxes’ defence with an incisive pass, who fired past Kasper Schmeichel to net the winner.