Adam Armstrong takes a strike at Ewood Park in a game against Stoke City

Everton are the latest Premier League side to show an interest in Blackburn Rovers striker Adam Armstrong.

According to LancsLive, the Merseyside club had scouts present at Ewood Park on Monday for Blackburn’s 2-0 defeat to Bournemouth.

There is a growing expectation that Armstrong will be the subject of numerous offers in the summer window.

With 19 goals, Armstrong is fourth highest scorer in the Championship this season, however, 15 of those 19 came before the new year. A hamstring injury has prevented the 24-year-old from recapturing the scintillating form he displayed earlier in the campaign.

West Ham are known to be long-term admirers of Armstrong and a striker will be high on Moyes’s list of priorities after Sebastian Haller departed for Ajax in the January window just gone.

Talks over a new contract have hit a wall in recent weeks, Armstrong’s current contract runs out in June 2022, so Rovers will be keen to receive some compensation for the player.

The club can ill-afford to let their prized asset go for free, but they’re unlikely to receive an offer in the region of the £25 million they had suggested earlier in the campaign.

Speaking about Armstrong’s future at the beginning of March, manager Tony Mowbray said: “You don’t want to sell your best players but sometimes there’s a necessity, sometimes there’s a bid that comes in that you can’t turn down.

“You must have empathy with your footballers at times, yet you hope they have loyalty to the football club that’s given them the chance and platform to show their talent.

“Let’s wait and see. The phone didn’t ring in the January window. He’s picked up a little knock, he’s got 20 goals, let’s hope he can get over 25 goals by the end of the season and let’s see what the summer brings.”

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