Nottingham Forest ace Michail Antonio keen on Premier League switch amid West Brom interest

HITC Sport understands Michail Antonio is ready to leave Nottingham Forest to secure a move to the Premier League.

HITC Sport understands from sources close to the player that West Bromwich Albion target Michail Antonio is keen to move to the Premier League this summer.

West Brom are believed to have offered a fee in the region of £4million but it is understood that Forest immediately turned down the bid and have told Albion that Antonio is not for sale.

The Baggies have held a long-term interest in Antonio and they tried to sign the winger during the January transfer window, only for Forest to reject their offer.

Forest are reluctant to lose their star man as they would be unable to spend any money from his sale on a replacement because of their transfer embargo for breaking Financial Fair Play rules.

Antonio is understood to have held talks with Forest's hierarchy in the wake of West Brom's bid and he has informed them that he would like to leave the City Ground to fulfil his dream of playing in the Premier League.

West Brom boss Tony Pulis has made Antonio one of his top targets this summer and the club are expected to make a new offer for the 25-year-old as they look to persuade Forest to sell the attacker.

Antonio, who scored 15 goals last term in his first season at Forest after joining from Sheffield Wednesday, is understood to be keen to test himself in the top-flight and hopes Forest will not stand in his way.

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