NORWICH City boss Dean Smith confirmed Cherries have not taken up the option to buy Todd Cantwell.

The midfielder was recruited on loan by the Dorset club as one of five new additions on transfer deadline day back in January.

Cantwell featured 12 times for the Dorset club as he helped Scott Parker’s men return to the Premier League by securing second place in the Championship and an automatic promotion spot.

But Smith has confirmed he expects the 24-year-old back with the Canaries after Cherries decided not to make the switch permanent.

"I envisage Todd being back for pre-season," said Smith.

"Bournemouth have not taken up the option on Todd, so Todd is back as a Norwich City player. We are looking forward to working with all the players again.

"Every player who comes back for pre-season they know the standards that are expected. We want to make some additions as well, we want to freshen it up and put our own stamp on it.

"But the standards have been set for the players and they know what is required when they come back. Then it is up to them to fight for a place in the team."

Cantwell’s last game for Cherries came against Fulham on April 23.

He did not feature as part of the squad for the final four games of the season.