According to news, PL side West Brom is edging closer to a deal for Benfica’s Filip Krovinovic.
The clubs remain in negotiations on the return of the midfielder to The Hawthorns with the most likely alternative being a loan with an agreement to purchase at the end of the season. Discussions regarding the charge are underway but no settlement has yet been reached, understands the PA news agency.
Krovinovic ‘s loan at the Baggies last season helped them return to the Premier League after two years
He made 43 appearances, scoring three goals as Albion was in second position, 10 points behind Leeds champions.
West Brom manager Slaven Bilic has made no secret of his determination to return the 24-year-old to the Midlands.
“Krovinovic is a priority, I will do everything for him to stay,” he told Croatian news outlet Index HR earlier in August.
“He has improved a lot, he can play in several positions and whether he is the holder of the game or sitting on the bench he is always smiling.”
Albion has made permanent the transfer of Matheus Pereira ‘s loan from Sporting Lisbon this summer and is reportedly close to signing Wigan defender Cedric Kipre.
Watford skipper Troy Deeney is an option and they’re still looking for a new left-back as Kieran Gibbs will be able to leave if they find a buyer.
On September 13, Albion kicks off their Premier League campaign at home to Leicester.