Norwich City have opened discussions with Bournemouth over a move for 25-year-old midfielder Philip Billing, according to reports.
Billing has made 79 appearances for the Cherries since joining from Huddersfield Town in July 2019, including playing for then 34 times in the Championship last season, and netting eight goals, as The Cherries reached the play-offs.
Bournemouth's Premier League dream was ended by Brentford, who went on to gain promotion by beating Swansea City in the final, and It looks like Billing could soon be returning to the top flight as well, albeit with a new team for the new season.
Football Insider claims that Norwich are hoping to sign him and have entered talks over a deal.
A new central midfielder is top of their summer wish list, even though they completed the signing of Billy Gilmour on loan recently.
The Canaries want a player who has experience competing in the Prem, and Billing fits that criteria.
He could soon be the subject of an official bid from the newly-promoted side.
Norwich’s finances have been boosted by the sale of Emi Buendia to Aston Villa. The Argentinian playmaker registered 32 goal contributions last term but was sold to bring in funds ahead of the new campaign.
It’s not yet known whether Bournemouth would allow Billing to leave. He is contracted at the Vitality stadium until June 2024, which means they will not be forced into a sale.
The Cherries would be looking to recoup all of the £15million they paid for him two years ago.