ANGUS Gunn is closing in on a return to promoted Norwich City on a permanent deal from Saints, according to reports.

The goalkeeper arrived at Saints from Manchester City in 2018 for a deal worth £10million, potentially rising to £13.5m.

Both the Eastern Daily Press and The Athletic report Norwich are closing in on bringing Gunn back to Carrow Road, with a figure of £5m, possibly rising to £10m, quoted.

The 25-year-old is said to have "held a phone conversation with City head coach Daniel Farke" to discuss the move, with personal terms yet to be finalised.

Gunn spent his youth career coming through at Norwich, before spending the 2017-18 campaign back on loan with the Canaries.

The former England under-21 international has played 30 games for Saints, most recently a 3-2 FA Cup loss at Tottenham in February 2020. He spent last season out on loan at Stoke City in the Championship.

Speaking to the Eastern Daily Press in November, Gunn, son of Norwich legend Bryan, said: “Obviously growing up one of my dreams was to play for Norwich and I’ve managed to tick that off and do it - but at the same time you can never see the future.”