Stoke are ready to firm up their interest in Nathan Redmond with an Â£8m offer for the winger after Norwich’s relegation was confirmed.
Redmond is expected to be among several first-team players leaving Carrow Road this summer, with his contract due to expire next year, after the Canaries dropped out of the Premier League on Wednesday night.
Potters boss Mark Hughes failed in a move for the England Under-21 international after the Canaries were relegated from the top flight in 2014, as Redmond decided to stay to help the Canaries return at the first attempt.
But a second spell in the Championship does not appeal to the 22-year-old and the former Birmingham City youngster is tipped to find another top-flight club, with Stoke leading the chase at this stage.
Crystal Palace and West Ham are also reportedly interested although Hughes is confident of landing him, with Redmond also keen on the switch as he could return to the Midlands.
Redmond has scored six goals for Norwich this season and is set to feature for the England Under-21s in the Toulon Tournament this month.