Norwich City are keen on a deal to sign Paderborn left-back Jamilu Collins this summer, according to reports.
The 24-year-old is currently with the Super Eagles for their Africa Cup of Nations campaign which gets underway next week in Egypt.
However, Norwich are keen to do a deal before the tournament starts to avoid any further interest in the player.
He played 34 times for his club last season and helped them achieve a remarkable double promotion to the Bundesliga. He joined for the club when they were in the third tier back in the summer of 2017.
Ahead of their return to the Premier League, Norwich are keen to strengthen the left-back area and boss Daniel Farke is once more looking to his native Germany for new players.
Jamal Lewis played the vast majority of games last season for the Canaries, while Philip Heise, a January addition from Dynamo Dresden, failed to play a single minute of football after joining.