That Adams of Birmingham City became hot property after his scoring run – and his list of admirers now includes Manchester United and Arsenal.
Adams found the net in six consecutive games until he fired a gap in last Tuesday's defeat against Bolton at St Andrew's with Remi Matthews denied him in the dying seconds.
This would have pushed Adams to the side of the club legend Trevor Francis and this result is now recognized by many new suitors.
Burned sharply with several offers during the transfer window – the offer reached £ 9 million – but the part of Garry Monk dismissed that interest.
The Clarets would use a significant portion of the money raised by the sale of Sam Vokes to finance the move.
But Birmingham wanted to double that money for a striker who has scored 19 goals so far this season.
Southampton was thrilled but since the 22-year-old broke home a hat-trick in the first half at Loftus Road against QPR last week, the stakes have been raised.
Birmingham was flooded with scout requests before Tuesday night.
United, Celtic, Watford and Arsenal all had representatives at St Andrew's to see if the attacker could enter the club's history.