Last Updated: Fri, 28 Jun 2013 08:09
Norwich City have stolen a march on Everton and Newcastle United in the race to sign FC Twente midfielder Leroy Fer.
The Canaries have made an enquiry about the 23-year-old former Feyenoord starlet who was on the brink of joining Everton in January only for the move to break down.
Fer is desperate for a move to the Premier League and believes that Everton are still keen to resurrect the £8.6m deal they agreed with Twente before concerns emerged over a long-standing knee condition.
However, the Goodison Park club have seemingly gone cold on the idea with new boss Roberto Martinez less enthusiastic to push the transfer through than his predecessor David Moyes.
Newcastle have also held an interest in Fer for over a year and have taken gambles on players with less than perfect medical reports in the past, such as Demba Ba and Davide Santon.
Twente are likely to reduce their asking price below 10million euros for Fer (£8.6m) because his contract is about to enter its final year, although the club do hold an option for a further season.
But Fer's determination to leave is such that he is willing to listen to all offers from the Premier League when he returns from holiday next week.
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