SAINTS manager Russell Martin confirmed Che Adams does have a contract offer on the table and hopes he will be in the team to face QPR tomorrow – but cannot guarantee it.

Adams, as reported exclusively by the Daily Echo, has an open contract offer from the club that he can choose to sign and end speculation over his future.

The 26 year old has just one year left on his deal at St Mary’s amid rejected bids from Everton, who are so far not finding an agreement due to the structure of the deal.

Martin wants to have Adams in his starting XI to face QPR at home tomorrow and credits the Scotland international for his attitude throughout.

“The situation is ongoing and it is really fluid. The one thing I’m 100 per cent sure of is how good of a character Che is and how good of a professional he is,” Martin said.

“I’ve really enjoyed working with him and I hope we can continue. We have offered him a new contract amidst all the chaos.

“We have rejected a couple of bids for him, one recently and one a couple of weeks ago. Whilst there is not a bid that meets the club's valuation nothing will change.”

The boss continued: “But it will be down to the situation and how Che feels about it. Ideally, we will have him in the team tomorrow.

“If he’s not, it’s likely because the situation has developed a bit. We have to be aware that something might happen in the next 24 to 48 hours.

“Hopefully he is weighing up the contract offer from us despite what’s gone on previously. Hopefully, he feels a bit differently now with what we are trying to build.

“Hopefully that will help us be able to tie a few of them down. If it doesn’t then we will have to go and replace Che and other people.

“I’m not trying to blag you, I’m being really honest. We spoke this morning, we spoke last night and I’m sure we will speak again at some point this afternoon.”