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Gossip from the Media linking players with moves to Carrow Road

Season 2018-19

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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 ?


17th May 2019
According to the Eastern Daily Press Norwich are monitoring Hannover captain Marvin Bakalorz, the 29-year-old German midfielder

Aberdeen's coveted young goalkeeper Archie Mair is being tracked by Norwich according to Football Insider who report that Mair has already visited Carrow Road.

15th May 2019
Greek international midfielder Andreas Samaris has opted to stay with Benfica despite reported options from Norwich City and Galatasaray. Portuguese daily sports newspaper, O Jogo, claimed City and Gala were prepared to offer Samaris a three-year deal to double what he was earning with Benfica.

Lorient's highly rated young attacker Alexis Claude-Maurice is being tracked by Norwich City according to French daily sports newspaper L'Equipe. 20 year old Claude-Maurice, who can operate on either flank or in the number 10 role, has 14 goals and three assists in the French second tier during 2018/19 to spearhead Lorient's bid to reach the top flight. Lille and Monaco have both been linked with the youngster in recent months, who is reportedly under contract until 2022 and rated by L'Equipe at 10m EURO.

According to Portuguese sportspaper A Bola, the Canaries along with QPR, West Brom and Hull all wanted to bring fortmer Arsenal youngster Chris Willock to England on loan in January - but Benfica turned down their advances. The Primeira Liga giants have reportedly changed their minds - although they are said to want a decent sell-on clause from any move.The 21-year-old forward made 59 appearances for Benfica's B side, scoring 14 goals and is capped up to England Under-20 level.


11th May 2019
The Sun reports that Norwich, Tottenham, Wolves and Everton are all keen to sign Bolton's defensive midfielder Luca Connell. The 18-year-old is regarded as one of the hottest prospects to emerge in the Football League this season, after making his debut for the relegated Trotters back in January. Connell has played in a wing back role and at left back in his youth careeer but caught the eye in a central midfield role over recent months.He is an Irish youth international.

According to Turkish outlet Fotomac Norwich City are set for talks with Galatasaray over a potential deal to sign Senegalese forward Mbaye Diagne this summer.

10th May 2019
The Sun reports that West Brom starlet Rakeem Harper is interesting Norwich and Tottenham with the highly-rated young midfielder yet to sign a new contract with the Baggies. The 19 year old central midfielder is an England Under-19 teammate of Max Aarons. Harper made his debut for the Baggies as a 17-year-old in a Premier League game in 2017/18, before spending time on loan with Blackburn in League One

The Sun suggests that Norwich will offer a lifeline to former England goalkeeper Joe Hart when the 32 year old leaves Burnley in the summer on a free transfer

8th May 2019
Norwich are named as a possible destination for Newcastle's want-away midfielder Isaac Hayden who is keen to move south for family reasons.

Peru international right-back Luis Advincula has been linked with a switch to Norwich by Peruvian sports newspaper El Bocon who also claim that Sheffield United have him on their radar. Advincula has been capped 70 times by Peru and played every minute of his country's unsuccessful group stage campaign at the 2018 World Cup in Russia. He is much-travelled in the club game though, including time with Hoffenheim in Germany and Bursaspor in Turkey, and was just relegated from the Spanish top flight with Rayo Vallecano.

7th May 2019
Spanish paper AS suggest both Norwich and fellow Premier League club Watford are tracking Eibar striker Sergi Enrich. The 29-year-old is another free agent this summer. Enrich has notched seven goals and provided four assists in 33 appearances but Watford have already made contact while Levante, Leganes and Real Sociedad have also been touted as possible destinations.

2nd May 2019
Wolfsburg's rising midfield star Elvis Rexhbecaj plans to stay in Germany and snub reported interest from the Canaries according to German newspaper Bild.

29th April 2019
Rennes right back, Mehdi Zeffane is being reported as a Norwich target by French sports web site, le10sport and the EDP. He's a French-born Algerian,  26 years old and he made 18 appearances in Ligue 1 this season, having joined Rennes from Lyon in 2015. He is also an Algerian international with 11 appearances for his national side.

26th April 2019
Norwich City are one of a number of clubs reported to be interested in signing Brentford centre back, Yoann Barbet according to French media outlet L’Equipe. The highly-rated Frenchman’s contract at Brentford is due to expire in the summer, meaning that he would be available on a free transfer. 25 year old Barbet is described as a “ball playing centre back” and he’s made 32 appearances for the Bees this season, scoring one goal.

Bayern Munich II Striker, Kwasi Okyere Wriedt is reproted to be on Norwich's radar by bavarianfootballworks.com. riedt has scored 22 goals and provided 7 assists in 30 appearances this season in the Regionalliga (Division Three) which has prompted three appearances for Munich’s first team under Niko Kovac. He has reportedly already turned down moves to Genk and RB Salzburg to stay with Bayern and is reportedly interesting Hertha Berlin.

25th April 2019
According to Italian publication Corriere dello Sport, Norwich, Bournemouth and Watford are competing for the £8million signing of Swedish international goalkeeper Robin Olsen from Roma.

23rd April 2019
According to The Sun Polish defender Pawel Bochniewicz has been idenfified by Norwich as a summer transfer target. He is currently at Serie A side, Udinese but he’s been on-loan with Gornik Zabrze in his homeland since January 2018, having made 40 appearances. Watford are also said to be keen.


28th March 2019
Norwich are linked with a Summer 2019 move for Liverpool defender Conor Masterson according to reports in The Sun Masterson has 24 caps at youth levels for the Republic of Ireland and has been a regular for Liverpool's under-23s and has been on the first team bench on 3 ocassions.

Norwich, Wolves and Brighton are all reported to be keen on Leyton Orient defender Dan Happe according to The Sun. The 20 year old cental defender, who can play at left-back, has made 12 appearances for Orient.

21st March 2019
Norwich City are reportedly tracking Greek winger, Georgios Masouras as one of their possible summer signings according to reports in Greece The 25-year-old has impressed for Olympiacos this season with 3 goals in 6 appearances, also earning international recognition as a result of some decent performances at his former club, Panionios

24th January 2019
The Daily Express reports that  the Canaries were competing with the Glasgow giants for 17-year-old Partick Thistle winger Aidan Fitzpatrick , claiming City had made an offer of £150,000 up front, as part of an overall deal worth £400,000.

Norwich City are reportedly alongside the likes of Manchester United and Liverpool in showing an interest in young Uruguayan midfielder Nicolas Acevedo. The 19-year-old is currently impressing during the South American Under-20 Championship in Chile, playing all of Uruguay’s two group games so far. The Sun claim scouts from Norwich have been tracking the deep-lying midfield talent – but that the Canaries are among a host of clubs keen on Acevedo. Manchester City and Arsenal are also said to be alongside Liverpool and Manchester United, with Italian side Udinese also keen

16th January 2019
The Sun reports that Norwich and Bristol City are interested in signing midfielder Jordan Mutch who has been released by Crystal Palace.

15th January 2019
According to Sky Sports, Celtic, Rangers, Leeds and Norwich are all considering making an offer for Fulham youngster Matt O’Reily, whilst Borussia Dortmund, Stuttgart and RB Leipzig have all scouted him in recent weeks. 

13th January 2019
Norwich are linked with American international striker Gyasi Zardes. along with Leeds, Middlesbrough, Crystal Palace, Fulham and Huddersfield. He was selected by Barcelona star Lionel Messi in his ’10 young footballers or Adidas’ in 2015. (Daily Star)

8th January 2019
Reports in Turkey claim Norwich City are tracking 21 year old Turkey international Yusuf Yazici as a possible transfer target,Yazici plays mostly as a central attacking midfielder but can also play on the right wing. He plays for Trabzonspor

21st August 2018
Norwich are linked with Dijon striker Julio Tavares. The Cape Verde international scored 11 goals in the French top flight in 2017/18

6th July 2018
Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes is reportedly set for talks with Norwich City about a loan move after Sheffield Wednesday dropped the valuation of the £3million loan fee. The Sheffield Star report that sources close to the player have suggested the 28-year-old is heading to Carrow Road for talks over a season-long switch.

Norwich are reported to be rivalling Anderlecht and Brighton for the signing of French striker Samuel Essende after the 20 year old left Paris St Germain.

26th June 2018
The Irish Sun report that Norwich have been tracking 23 year old Cork City attacking midfielder Kieran Sadlier. The former West Ham trainee has scored 12 goals in 23 games so far this season. After coming through the ranks at Cambridge United, Sadlier moved to West Ham but failed to make the grade and went on to have short stints at St Mirren, Peterborough, Halifax and Sligo Rovers.

James Nursey of The Mirror links Norwich with interest in Peterborough's £6 million rated striker Jack Marriott along with Derby, Notts Forest and Bristol City. The 23-year-old was the top scorer in League One last season with 27 goals and a total of 33 in 56 games in all competitions.

24th June 2018
According to The Sun Norwich are linked with Liverpool's Welsh winger Harry Wilson who impressed when on loan at Hull City last season. The Sun goes as far as saying City have already opened talks with Liverpool over Wilson – despite Jurgen Klopp’s plans to have the winger involved in the Reds’ pre-season training programme, tour and friendlies this summer.

Wolves' midfielder Ben Marshall is reported to be interesting both Norwich and Millwall.

22nd June 2018
Norwich miss out on Dutch right back target Hidde Ter Avest who decides to leave FC Twente and join Serie A side Udinese. Twente academy product Ter Avest made more than 100 appearances for the Tukkers – several of them as captain last term – having made his debut as a 17-year-old, while also appearing through the Dutch youth ranks from under-15 to under-21 levels.

22nd June 2018
Norwich are supposedly working on a loan deal to take Sheffield Wednesday striker Jordan Rhodes to Carrow Road

21st June 2018
Holstein Kiel's striker Marvin Ducksch is set to join newly-promoted Bundesliga club Fortuna Dusseldorf, after being heavily linked with the Canaries in the summer transfer window. The FC St Pauli striker, who topped the goalscoring charts in Bundesliga Two last season on loan at Holstein Kiel, is Duesseldorf-bound, according to German tabloid Bild on Thursday night. Fortuna are believed to have agreed a 1.5m euro fee, with another 1m euro in potential add-ons, for the prolific 24-year-old frontman

20th June 2018
Norwich, Brighton and Sunderland are all linked with loan moves for Wolves' 18 year old centre back Cameron John . The 18-year-old has impressed for Wolves Under-23s this season, but only has one year left on his current contract at the Premier League club. John, who can also play on the left-hand side of defence, struggled to break into Nuno Espirito Santo's first team last season in the Championship.

17th June 2018
The Newcastle Chronicle link Norwich and Sheffield United with loan moves for Newcastle United's 21 year old goalkeeper Freddie Woodman. Woodman has already had loan spells at Hartlepool, Crawley, Kilmarnock and Aberdeen, where he battled with former Canaries youngster Joe Lewis for the number one shirt. He has represented England at all youth levels, and has made six appearances for the U21s since his debut in 2016.

12th June 2018
Norwich are linked with Manchester United goalkeeper Dean Henderson who is set for a loan spell in the Championship after impressing in League One with Shrewsbury in 2017/18.

1st June 2018
Norwich are linked with Liverpool's Welsh international goalkeeper Danny Ward who is third choice at Anfield but knows Stuart Webber from Ward's loan spell at Huddersfield in 2016/17.

According to the Daily Mirror Norwich are linked with Sunderland's Northern Irish midfielder Paddy McNair as are Brighton and Middlesbrough. He would cost £5 million.





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