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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 ?
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
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.
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
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
30th December 2004
Further round of unsubstantiated speculation from Football
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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