Linked with Alexis Claude-Maurice for most of the summer, Norwich City have made a last minute push to get the Lorient player’s transfer over the line before the end of the window.

Local newspaper Le Télégramme claim on Wednesday afternoon the Premier League side have made an offer of €16.5m for the young attacking midfielder.

It’s explained this offer would satisfy the Ligue 2 side, and ‘the ball is now in Claude-Maurice’s court, who hadn’t made England his preferred destination’.

What he primarily wants is a club offering him time on pitch and a ‘solid sporting project’, which, at that price, Norwich should be willing to offer.

However, with West Ham offering €15m a few weeks ago, there’s a chance a last minute auction could take place, which we’re sure Lorient wouldn’t be against.

If this materialises, he would become the most expensive Ligue 2 player of all time, eclipsing the previous record of Sébastien Frey, whom Inter paid €14m for back in 1998.