PREMIER League outfit Wolves are reportedly leading the race to sign Saints striker Che Adams, who is in the final months of his contract.

The Scotland international's contract expires at the end of this season, meaning he would be able to leave for free should he not sign a new deal.

Adams can speak to foreign clubs about signing a pre-contract ahead of the summer but there is reportedly interest in him from English clubs.

The Telegraph reports that Wolves, Everton and Nottingham Forest are all interested in signing the 26 year old ahead of next season.

Wolves are believed to be in the market for an out-and-out striker, a void which Adams could fit at Molineux.

Daily Echo: Southampton's Che Adams scores Saint's second goal during the Championship match between Southampton and Plymouth Argyle at St Mary's Stadium. Photo by Stuart Martin.

He has scored 10 goals in the Championship this season, a number only bettered by teammate Adam Armstrong for Southampton this season.

Adams has four seasons of Premier League experience with Southampton. He played 124 top-flight games in that time, scoring 25 times. 

Speaking to Saints' matchday programme, Adams said: "Southampton will always play a part in our lives and especially my daughter's life. A club like Southampton is a Premier League team.

"Any team that's come here this season can see how well established and how big the club is, in terms of fanbase and in terms of the staff around the place as well.

"It's a Premier League club. For me personally, it's just about - and I said it in a statement at the end of last season - getting the club back to where it should be again because that's where we deserve to be."