Norwich City are reportedly in pole position to land Wolverhampton Wanderers’ star striker Benik Afobe.
Having seemingly missed out on an audacious move for Italy forward Mattia Destro to Bologna, the newly promoted Premier League outfit have switched their attentions to one of the Championship’s top goalscorers.
The 22-year-old, who only arrived at Molineux from Arsenal in the New Year, scored a sensational 32 goals in 51 appearances in all competitions last season to finish as England’s highest goalscorer in the top four divisions.
Afobe, an England Under-21 international, has already scored twice in three games this term, alerting the likes of Aston Villa and now Norwich.
With fellow forwards Cameron Jerome, Ricky van Wolfswinkel and Gary Hooper having little Premier League experience between the trio at Carrow Road, Canaries boss Alex Neil is eager to bolster his attacking options before the close of the transfer window as Norwich seek survival in their first season back in the top flight.