West Bromwich Albion are trying to negotiate a fee for midfielder Filip Krovinović to turn his loan deal into a permanent one this summer.
Krovinović joined the Baggies on loan from Benfica last summer as new boss Slaven Bilic looked to add some creativity to his midfield.
He has proven to be a big hit at the club, making 43 appearances in total across the campaign, scoring three goals and four assists to help West Brom secure a return to the Premier League.
They are keen to extend his stay at the club and several reports over the last few weeks have indicated they may be able to get a deal done for €10m.
However, Record say that isn’t the case and instead report that West Brom are trying to get the midfielder for a lower price.
The newspaper says that while they intend to ‘hire the Croatian for good’ they are now unwilling to pay more than €10m.
Benfica want more than that and are ‘not very receptive’ to West Brom’s alternative options at present, including their idea of taking Krovinović on a second loan, a proposal that arose during recent negotiations.
The player, for his part, ‘gives priority’ to staying in England but has a contract with Benfica until 2022 so will have to return to be ‘evaluated’ by new manager Jorge Jesus if a deal can’t be reached.