Nottingham Forest face a fresh fight in order to re-sign Benfica player Filip Krovinovic during the summer transfer window.
It is claimed by A Bola, Turkish club Alanyaspor are preparing a £1.5 million bid for the midfielder.
Krovinovic played 19 times for the Reds last season, arriving on loan from the Portuguese giants in January.
He typically operated as a No.10 and was largely impressive during his time at the City Ground.
During the 2019/20 campaign he was almost ever-present as West Brom won promotion to the Premier League.
It was claimed last week that Forest were keen to sign the playmaker on another loan deal.
His Benfica contract is up in just over 12 months time and his future looks bleak there.
This summer will represent a final chance to get a fee for the 25-year-old and the latest offer will surely interest them.
That could represent an early blow for Forest in the transfer market as they look to improve next season.
The Reds finished in a lowly 17th place during 2020/21 and that simply won’ do during 2021/22.
Do Forest need to move for Krovinovic?
At the mentioned £1.5 million, the Croatian would represent an absolute steal.
He is only 25 and showcased enough last season to suggest he’d be a sound signing at Championship level.
Admittedly, he could weigh-in with more goals and assists but as he continues developing, those aspects of his game will come.
Forest have wasted some serious money on various players during recent times.
This summer, the club will likely cut their cloth more accordingly.
As a result, signing a player with as much quality as Krovinovic for such a small fee looks like a no-brainer.
Hughton raved about him at times during last season and he’d dearly love the chance to take him back to Trentside next season.
Forest need to act – and quickly!