Yesterday, Nottingham Forest’s hopes of signing Filip Krovinovic seemingly hit an obstacle – today they look all but over.
Portuguese outlet A Bola seems to produce a daily update on the Benfica midfielder’s future.
Today it’s bad news for the Reds as the report claims the valuation for Krovinovic.
It is thought that the Portuguese giants want £6.8 million from interested parties who hold a desire to purchase the 25-year-old.
Forest are only keen on taking Krovinovic on loan again but that deal now seems unlikely.
Fiorentina and Torino are both interested, whilst Turkish clubs Alanyaspor are also keen.
Krovinovic played 19 times for the Reds last season and was largely impressive.
His good performances saw him score one goal and claim two assists during his time at the City Ground.
Krovinovic actually played 11 times in the Premier League for West Brom last season too.
He fell down the pecking order once Slaven Bilic was sacked though and ended up at Forest.
Krovinovic’s passing radar was exceptional. He often caught the eye with his energy and it’s a shame he won’t be back.
On the flip side, he could have added more goals and assists and perhaps there are better players out there.
Where do Forest go now after Filip Krovinovic blow?
Eyes will no drift towards the future of Joao Carvalho at Almeria.
If they don’t stump up the money to sign him permanently, a Forest reprieve could be on the horizon.
Krovinovic looked to enjoy playing for Forest but ultimately he’s not worth the money Benfica want.
He did win promotion with West Brom during the 2019/20 campaign but even there he struggled for goal contributions.
As a result, Forest are probably better off out of the race and should now turn their attentions elsewhere this summer.