Norwich City transfer rumours: Krovinovic set for England

PUBLISHED: 11:53 28 June 2019 | UPDATED: 15:13 28 June 2019

Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber has made two additions this summer to Daniel Farke's senior squad  Picture: Tony Thrussell/Archant

Norwich City sporting director Stuart Webber has made two additions this summer to Daniel Farke's senior squad Picture: Tony Thrussell/Archant

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Benfica playmaker Filip Krovinovic is heading to England, according to reports in Portugal, with the Canaries leading the chase.

The 23-year-old has been touted with a season long loan move to Carrow Road over recent days, although Championship club West Brom emerged as a potential alternative last weekend.

Now Portuguese sports newspaper, A Bola, claim a possible loan switch to Vitória Guimarães is off the table with Benfica clear the Croatian Under-21 international will play next season in England.

Benfica want game time for Krovinovic who is back on the comeback trail after recovering from a long term knee injury. The right-footed attacker made 12 appearances in an injury-disrupted season for Benfica, but was behind the likes of teenage sensation João Félix at the Lisbon club.

Krovinovic has reportedly indicated he is open to a loan move as he looks to force his way into Croatia's Euro2020 plans.

Norwich have been linked with a number of attacking midfield options ahead of their return to the Premier League.

Sonny Kittel claimed he opted for Hamburg over a possible Carrow Road move while Motherwell youngster David Turnbull had talks before opting to join Celtic in a move that has now collapsed.

City have so brought in Manchester City youngster Patrick Roberts on a season long loan and Swiss international Josip Drmic will officially join the club next week.

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