Southampton have agreed a fee with Blackburn for striker Adam Armstrong.
The 24-year-old has now been given permission to speak to Ralph Hasenhuttl’s side, with personal terms being finalised on Monday ahead of a medical on Tuesday.
Southampton are looking to sign a new striker after selling last season’s top scorer Danny Ings to Aston Villa for £25m last week.
Blackburn are understood to want £20m to sell Armstrong, who scored 29 goals in all competitions for the club last season.
Speaking last week, Rovers boss Tony Mowbray said: “Adam knows the number. Everyone has a valuation and I don’t think we are being unrealistic.
“I’ve said to Adam, if they meet the number he can go. We’ll shake him by the hand and wish him well, and the football club will move on and hopefully find a replacement that can make the fans forget Adam pretty quickly.”
Crystal Palace are also interested in Armstrong and have had a bid turned down.
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