Norwich City reportedly agree fee with PSV Eindhoven for Sweden star Nils Ola Toivonen

Sweden's Ola Toivonen tries to take the ball past France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during last summer'

Sweden's Ola Toivonen tries to take the ball past France goalkeeper Hugo Lloris during last summer's European Championships. - Credit: AP

Norwich City have reportedly agreed a £4.7m deal with PSV Eindhoven to sign Sweden forward Nils Ola Toivonen.

Voetbal International reported on Tuesday that City were looking to sign PSV's 26-year-old contract rebel, who has also been linked with Everton, Fulham or West Brom.

The decision is now believed to be with Toivonen, who is currently with Sweden for their World Cup qualifier with the Faroe Islands on Tuesday evening, over whether he wants to join the Canaries or hold out for another move.

PSV technical director Marcel Brands refused to confirm there is an agreement with Norwich City over Toivonen, instead saying: 'There is real interest, from many clubs.'

Toivonen has had something of a major fall-out with his current club as he approaches the final year of his contract with the Dutch side, and has been threatened with playing for their reserves next season if he does not sign the new deal Eindhoven have put in front of him.


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The rangy forward has scored 59 goals in 125 appearances since moving to the Eredivisie in 2009, while also pocketing six goals in 33 caps for Sweden.

Asked about a move to the Premier League last week, Toivonen said: 'It is always interesting. I don't know, hard to say (what league would suit him). It depends on which team you come to.

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'There are teams who like to play long balls and those who like to play by the ground. I prefer the latter.'

Toivonen added: 'The policy of PSV has changed and that's bad for me. I didn't start all this.

'So I will start with the approaches on July 1. But the asking price is too high. I've said it before and I continue to say it.'

Meanwhile, Premier League new boys Hull City have reportedly opened negotiations with Birmingham City centre-back and long-time Canaries target Curtis Davies.

Birmingham were believed to have turned down swap deals and decent money from Stoke and Norwich in January for the 28-year-old.

Now the cash-strapped club really do want the cash – but only if they can get £4m, plus a player or two heading in the opposite direction; Hull defender Jack Hobbs being the Blues' target.

Davies has been linked with a move to Carrow Road pretty much from the moment manager Chris Hughton made his own switch from St Andrews.

However, it remains to be seen whether defensive reinforcements are high on his summer recruitment list. Hull defender Jack Hobbs being the Blues' target.

Davies has been linked with a move to Carrow Road pretty much from the moment manager Chris Hughton made his own switch from St Andrews.

However, it remains to be seen whether defensive reinforcements are high on his summer recruitment list.

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