Nottingham Forest want to keep Filip Krovinovic in their squad for next season, according to claims from the Portuguese media today.

Newspaper A Bola is the one reporting the Championship side would like to have the midfielder on a new loan deal from Benfica.

Krovinovic joined Nottingham Forest back in January, when he had a spell at West Brom cut short, and his 19 appearances for Chris Hughton’s side were apparently enough for the club to fight to keep him.

A Bola writes that the player’s future ‘seems distant’ from Benfica, and that ‘he could continue’ in England, but that will depend on other factors.

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The Lisbon side seem more interested in letting Krovinovic go on a permanent deal. So for Nottingham Forest to get another loan, they’ll need to wait and see if any other club will knock on the Eagles’ door to buy the player.

A Bola doesn’t say how much Benfica are demanding in case of a sale. The midfielder has two more years of contract with the club, and doesn’t seem to be in their plans for the future.