A new contender to sign Adam Armstrong has emerged, with Southampton facing Premier League opposition for the Blackburn man

Southampton have been dealt a blow to their hopes of signing Adam Armstrong from Blackburn Rovers, with Watford joining the race for the striker.

The former Newcastle United man is one of the hottest prospects around right now, having scored 28 goals in the Championship last season, as Blackburn finished nowhere near the promotion chase.

Saints had hoped to complete a deal soon, but now Watford have joined the race, and could use Andre Gray as bait to reduce the player’s asking price.

Ralph Hassenhuttl’s side were reportedly trying to include Michael Obafemi in the package for the 24-year-old, but with the striker having scored just five senior goals in his career, Gray might be a more attractive option, having proved himself as a prolific scorer in the second tier over the years.

Armstrong has one year remaining on his Blackburn contract, and any fee agreed for the striker will need to incorporate the sell-on fee that Newcastle have for him, believed to be around 30%.

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