Norwich City are confident of fending off Leeds United and keeping Todd Cantwell after the domestic window closes, Football Insider has learned.
The Premier League club submitted a £15million bid for the attacking midfielder last month and made a fresh move ahead of Monday’s main transfer cut-off.
A recruitment source has told Football Insider that Norwich believe Cantwell, 22, will still be at Carrow Road after the window for deals between the Premier League and EFL shuts on 16 October.
The Yorkshire giants have been put off by the asking price for Cantwell from Norwich, who want up to £20m in total for their academy product.
Leeds have already spent big this summer and added to their expenditure with the Monday signing of right-sided attacker Raphinha in a deal rising to £21m.
That appears to spell the end of their Cantwell pursuit as Marcelo Bielsa’s other priority had been a number eight who could fill the box-to-box midfielder role.
Leeds had agreed the signing of Michael Cuisance from Bayern Munich but pulled out at the last minute after he had undertaken a medical that highlighted injury issues.
Cantwell is eager to move to Elland Road but now looks likely to be denied that dream.
He has two years remaining on his contract at Carrow Road after renewing terms in July 2019.
The versatile attacker made 40 appearances in all competitions last season that yielded an impressive seven goals and two assists.
But he has been omitted from the matchday squad for the last two Norwich matches and manager Daniel Farke has criticised his attitude and productivity.