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Gossip from the Media linking players with moves to Carrow Road

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Flown From The Nest traditionally covers those former Norwich City players who have departed for pastures new. This page will cover those players that the tabloid press speculate will be joining Norwich City or that the Canaries have an interest in signing. How many will come true ?

12th May2005
According to the Sun, Millwall central defender Darren Ward is joining the Canaries for a minimal fee in the summer. That will cause confusion. Other reports link former Watford player Ward with Sheffield United.

3rd April 2005
Sunday tabloid speculation links Norwich with Rochdale goalkeeper Matt Gilks

1st April 2005
28 year old Belgian keeper Erwin Lemmens, who is out of favour at Espanyol, is said to interest Norwich, Southampton, Celtic and Aberdeen.

27th March 2005
The News of the World suggests that Norwich and Rangers are watching Nottingham Forest midfielder Kris Commons.

March 2005
Nigel Worthington denies that Liverpool midfielder Richie Partridge is to join the Canaries in the summer of 2005

24th January 2005
According to Planet Football, Manchester City are closing on the capture of Dutch winger Kiki Musampa.The Atletico Madrid star did not travel with the rest of the club's squad for their trip to face Malaga this weekend.His agents have fielded enquiries from a number of clubs including Norwich City and Benfica, but Mancester City have emerged as the player's preferred option.

21st January 2005
Newcastle forward Michael Chopra, currently on loan at Barnsley, is said to have been watched by the Canaries with respect to a possible £500,000 move.
Norwich are also linked with Manchester United's Keiron Richardson

18th January 2005
Norwich are linked by Football Rumours to Manchester United midfielder Kleberson, David Thompson (Blackburn), Watford's Danny Webber and Aberdeen duo Phil McGuire and Markus Heikkinen

16th January 2005
The People report that Middlesbrough, Norwich and Crystal Palace have joined Southampton in the race to sign Charlton midfielder Jason Euell. A £2.5million bid could land the Addicks former record buy.

6th January 2005
Scottish media sources claim that Norwich City have emerged as the surprise favourites to land Aberdeen defender Phil McGuire. McGuire's agent John Viola today said: "Phil has come back into the Aberdeen team over the last few matches and has done really well. A few clubs have been to watch him recently and we are hopeful of getting something sorted out. All I know with regards to Norwich City is that they have asked for some details about Phil."

According to Football Rumours, Norwich are to sign Bristol Rovers striker Junior Agogo, Southend's Freddie Eastwood and Kevin Campbell on loan from Everton

4th January 2005
According to Sky Sports, Norwich and West Brom are linked with Liverpool's young French talent Antony Le Tallec whilst one of the more bizarre transfer rumours of the season - that City could be about to pay over £1m for Egyptian midfielder Mohamed Shawky, currently playing for his country's top club Al-Ahly."Forget about that one," was the manager's succinct comment on the report on Sky Sports' website.

Football Rumours suggests that Louis Saha is coming to Carrow Road on loan from Manchester United, that Ashton is coming to Norwich in exchange for McVeigh and Brennan and £700k

Nigel Worthington admitted that he was interested in Dean Ashton and Darren Bent but later admitted it was unlikely Norwich could afford them.

2nd January 2005
According to the News of the World, Norwich are preparing a £1m bid for West Ham striker Marlon Harewood
The People report that Charlton offer Jonatan Johansson a new two-year contract but Norwich are interested in signing him.
In the Sunday Mirror, it reports Norwich boss Nigel Worthington is ready to make a £600,000 bid for Leicester striker James Scowcroft and that Premiership strugglers West Brom and Norwich are leading the chase for Ipswich's powerful striker Shefki Kuqi.

30th December 2004
Further round of unsubstantiated speculation from Football Rumours
Norwich boss Nigel Worthington is apparently keen on adding creative midfielder Youri Djorkaeff to his squad. The Blackburn midfielder is being
released in December, and will be looking for a new club
In a double raid, Norwich boss Nigel Worthington has moved to sign Rangers' pair Craig Moore and Shota Arveladze.
Norwich also linked with Southend United's Freddie Eastwood

Norwich are set to sign Sheffield United midfield play maker Micheal Tonge

Norwich are set to sign David Bellion from Manchester United as he is unhappy at the old trafford club

Norwich City is looking for a left side defender. International US player, Greg Vanney could pass a test next week.

Norwich are set to bid for Friedel,Cygan,Parker and Michael Ball

From www.planetfootball.com
Espanyol goalkeeper Erwin Lemmens has been linked with a transfer window move to The Premiership. Sources in Spain claim that two English sides, believed to be Southampton
and Norwich, are monitoring the 28-year-old and could move for him in January.

13th December 2004
More speculation from Football Rumours - Norwich will look to tie up a loan move for Neil Mellor in Jan. As Baros will be fully fit, and Liverpool will have signed 1 or 2 new strikers
(Morientes and Anelka??), Mellor will be available and eager to develop into a premiership quality player. Norwich will also see if Redkanpp will loan Crouch to them again, and may even bid for Henchoz, but expect to miss out on him as Man City are interested. Norwich are also said to be interested in Jason Euell and Clinton Morrison

10th December 2004
East Anglian rivals Norwich and Ipswich are keeping tabs on South African teenager Dean van Staden. Both clubs, along with Cambridge and Colchester, checked out the 6ft 4in
defender when he guested for Ridgeons League side Needham Market on Wednesday. The 19-year-old plays for the University of Pretoria in the Golden League, the second tier of football in South Africa.

6th December 2004
Norwich are reported to have watched Newcastle's reserve keeper Steve Harper

1st December 2004
Norwich City have been linked with Hungarian international midfielder Pal Dardai, according to reports in Germany. 28 year-old Dardai currently plays for Hertha Berlin in the German Premier League but has lost his place in the side recently. While he might still have three years left on his current contract, the defensive midfielder is not worried about moving if it means he can regain a first team place. "If I get such few opportunities to play as I do now then I'll move on next summer. I'm too young to be on the bench, I'd prefer play football at least two or three more years,"

According to the Football Rumours site, Nigel Worthington has been told he has only £1.3m to spend in January. He is buying: Darryl Duffy (Falkirk - £150k), Hassan Kachloul (Free Transfer), Leon Knight (Brighton - £600k), Alex Nyarko (Everton - £150k) and Silvio Maric (PAO - £400k).

25th November 2004
Norwich are linked with Newcastle defender Titus Bramble and Burnley forward Robbie Blake

November 2004
From Football Rumours - Norwich in for Jan Kristiansen of Esjberg! apparently they're in financial crisis so will get him on the cheap! he's Denmarks 'Wayne Rooney' and will
be influenced by his national captain Thomas Helveg! Norwich also linked with Bobby Petta, Chris Sutton, Robert Huth, Dean Ashton, Jermaine Pennant !

1st November 2004
Arsenal defender Pascal Cygan is linked with the Canaries in a £500k move.

October 30th
Norwich manager Nigel Worthington is spotted watching Ipswich against Preston and is therefore linked with Darren Bent, Dean Bowditch and Shefki Kuqi

October 24th 2004
The People report that Nigel Worthington wants to end Stephane Henchoz's liverpol misery by brining the out-of-favour Swiss international to Carrow Road during the January transfer window. A nominal fee would be offered as henchoz is out of contract in the summer of 2005. The People also claim that Worthington is ready to take a chance on Crewe striker Dean Ashton

21st October 2004
Norwich are believed to have scouted Hartlepool striker Adam Boyd

Late August 2004
Norwich constantly linked with West Ham's Marlon Harewood, Charlton's Jonathan Johansson and Portsmouth's Limvoy Primus

12th August 2004
Norwich are linked with Tottenham duo Dean Richards and Gary Doherty
Norwich were offered Australian centre-half Craig Moore by Rangers' boss Alex McLeish. "Alex McLeish spoke to me to see if I was interested," said Nigel Worthington.
"And I said 'Depending on the overall package'. And the overall package was too expensive for Norwich City Football Club."

The fact that Moore will miss the first month of the season as he jets off to Athens to play in the Australian Olympic team is unlikely to impress either. It also part explains McLeish's desire to offload the 6ft 1in former Crystal Palace stopper.

21st July 2004
Norwich were linked with a swoop for Charlton's Finnish striker Jonathan Johansson although his agent later ruled it out. More successful was an enquiry for Inter Milan's Danish international Thomas Helvig who, fresh from Euro2004, toured Carrow Road on 21st July

Norwich have been linked with a move for Arsenal midfielder Ray Parlour who is in the final year of his contract. Following their tour of Malaysia which saw the Canaries beat the Malaysian national team 1-0, Norwich are linked with their star player Indra Putra Mahayuddin . The People suggest that Manchester United's Keiron Richardson would be joining the Canaries on a season long loan.

13th July 2004
In the past few days, Norwich have been linked with Rangers' transfer-listed Australian defender Craig Moore, former Spurs wideman Darren Anderton and Leicester's former Ipswich star Jamie Scowcroft

7th July 2004
Nigel Worthington dismisses speculation linking Norwich with Portsmouth defender Linvoy Primus.

4th July 2004
The News of the World link Norwich with Celtic's Belgian defender Joos Valgaeren
The People suggest Norwich will swoop for West Ham forward Marlon Harewood who played alongside Darren Huckerby at Notts Forest

30th June 2004
The Eastern Daily Press suggest that Nottingham Forest's former Ipswich striker David Johnson would be joining Norwich in a £3million deal. Nigel Worthington squashed this speculation stating that Norwich didn't have the resources to spend that sort of money on a single player

25th June 2004
Norwich have been linked with former Tottenham midfielder Gus Poyet although Nigel Worthington dismissed the speculation stating that Poyet was too old. Norwich have also been linked with Chelsea's Jimmy-Floyd Hasselbaink

17th June 2004
Norwich City have run the rule over Danish international Kenneth Perez, who is currently on Euro 2004 duty in Portugal. Sources in Scandinavia claim the Canaries had the 29-year-old winger watched during one of the Danes' warm-up games

The Canaries have also been linked with a second Scandinavian, Swedish midfielder Mikael Nilsson. The 25-year-old, who also plays largely on the right side, is currently
with Swedish top flight side Halmstads, but is believed to be looking for a move abroad.

8th June 2004
Norwich are linked with Celtic defender Ulrik Laursen. The former Hibs centre-half would probably retail at £500,000
Norwich are also supposedly leading the race for defender Paul Thirlwell who had just been released by Sunderland

2nd June 2004
Norwich are linked to Rangers' striker Steve MacLean. MacLean's potential switch to Norfolk was headline news in today's Scottish Sun. The free-scoring 21-year-old striker has been told he can leave Ibrox for a nominal fee as boss Alex McLeish turns his attentions to luring Everton's James McFadden north of the border. McLeish has already bagged Croatian international hit-man Dado Prso from Champions League finalists Monaco hence his willingness to offload MacLean. Sheffield Wednesday are reported to have already agreed the £100,000 asking fee for a player whose season-long loan spell at Scunthorpe United saw him finish as the Third Division's top scorer with 25 goals.

It is also reported that Norwich are lining up a swoop for a pair of villains. In addition to an alleged £400,000 bid for Villa's Peter Crouch. Norwich are said to have watched Villa's versatile defender Rob Edwards as he made his international debut for Wales against Canada. Formerly a centre-back, he found himelf stuck behind Swedish international Olof Mellberg and Villa's newly-acquired Danish star Martin Laursen as well as England Under-21 prospect Liam Ridgewell. Switching to right back, he found that manager David O'Leary now favours Ecuadorean Ulises De La Cruz in a straight contest with fellow full-back Mark Delaney,

29th May 2004
The News of the World link the Canaries with Chalrton's Paulo Di Canio with Delia Smith keen to bring the talented playmaker to Carrow Road
Norwich are one of many clubs linked with Leicester's Scottish international Paul Dickov, who eventually joins Blackburn


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