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Gossip from the Media linking players with moves to Carrow Road

Season 2019-20

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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 ?

18th August 2020
The Pink Un reported West Ham striker Jordan Hugill could be the next player to join the refreshed Norwich City squad, with negotiations believed to already be under way. The former Preston forward scored 15 goals in 41 games in all competitions for Queens Park Rangers

10th August 2020
Various media sources link Norwich City with Burnley’s Ben Gibson and Chelsea’s Ethan Ampadu as potential additions for an error-prone back line.Burnley's record signing Gibson though is training with his former club Middlesboro owned by his uncle Steve Gibson. The Press Association linked Welsh international Ampadu with City but Michael Bailey of The Athletic then updated that he was expected to join Fulham on loan.

4th August 2020
The Telegraph suggest Norwich are interested in 19 year old Liverpool left-back Yasser Larouci. He still has a year left on his contract but BBC Sport reported in June that the Algerian full-back would be leaving this summer, suggesting talks with Leeds and Brentford had already been held

Norwich and Middlesboro are believed to be watching .young Paris St Germain defender Loic Mbe Soh according to French newspaper L'Equipe. The France Under-19 centre-back, who was born in Cameroon, will reportedly leave the French giants this summer as he has entered the final 12 months of his contract. The report claims the Canaries and Championship rivals Middlesbrough have shown interest in the youngster, stating that Le Havre have previously been keen and that Spanish sides Cadiz and Mallorca are also interested. The 19-year-old captained PSG’s under-19s in the group stages of the Uefa Youth League last season but only made one senior appearance. He was also an unused substitute during four games for the super-rich Parisians, having joined their academy system at 12 years old. He has captained France throughout his youth levels and led PSG’s U17s to a league title in 2017, eventually earning a three-year contract in 2018.

21st July 2020
The Telegraph report Norwich City are one of a host of clubs scouting Belgium Under-19 international Brandon Baiye who joined French side Clermont. Fulham, Genk and Levante are also monitoring the progression of the youngster. The 19-year-old developed with Club Brugge in Belgium before sealing a move to France in Summer 2019. Baiye has been capped at every level of Belgium’s youth level since Under-15, with his style on the pitch being compared to that of Chelsea midfielder Ngolo Kante.

20th July 2020
Norwich City have denied that Braga forward Paulinho is not on their summer wishlist after reports in Portuguese sports newspaper, O Jogo linked the Canaries with the 27 year old frontman who is joint top scorer in the Portuguese league.

16th July 2020
According to Football Insider Norwich City are reportedly among the clubs tracking Queens Park Rangers left-back Ryan Manning but face competition from Premier League sides West Ham and Watford. The website reports that interest from top-flight sides Everton, Newcastle and Wolves has cooled and that Manning will be available for less than £5million as he has entered the final 12 months of his contract with the Rs. Manning, a former Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, has scored two goals and assisted seven in 39 games for Rangers so far this season

15th July 2020
According to a report in the Scottish Sun Norwich City have reportedly entered the race to sign Hibernian striker Florian Kamberi - who spent the second half of the season on loan at Rangers. The Swiss born striker is said to be available for transfer during the upcoming window as Hibs look to cover the costs created by the coronavirus pandemic. Rivals for his signature include Swiss side St Gallen, Huddersfield Town, Hull City and Middlesbrough. He scored once in six games for Rangers.

14th July 2020
Slask Wroclaw vice president Wojciech Bochnak claimed the Norwich are closing in on a deal for their Polish Under-21 international winger Przemyslaw Placheta. Reports in Poland state that the clubs are close to finalising a €2 million euro deal for the 22 year old wide man, a deal which would see Placheta become their most expensive sale ever.

Sporting Director Stuart Webber confimed that he had travelled to Romania to scout Steaua Bucharest winger Dennis Man thus confirming reports from the previous week linking him with Norwich.

10th July 2020
Danish sports magazine, Tipsbladet, reported on 10th July that Norwich had struck a deal with Danish side Esbjerg fB for the 22-year-old midfielder Jacob Lungi Sörensen who will head to England for an undisclosed fee. He is a Danish Under-21 international. This was first speculated by Danish website Bold on 6th July 2020.

7th July 2020
Norwich are rumoured to have made a contract offer to Irish midfielder Callum O'Hare who has rejected a new contract from Aston Villa. He spent the 2019/20 season on loan to Coventry (whom he eventually signed for in July 2020)

Norwich are also reported to bs signing former Arsenal right winger Matthew Dennis whose contract with the Gunners expired at the end of June 2020. The 18 year old played for Arsenal's Under-23s in 2019/20.

25th June 2020
Norwich City have been linked to Under19 Dutch international striker, Ole Romeny according to a report in Dutch Sports paper, Voetball International. Romeny is 20-years-old and has had a productive season with NEC Nijmegen, where he scored nine goals in 30 appearances prior to the March lockdown in Holland. He has spent time playing as both a central striker and a left winger, although he has played more as a striker. He is just over 6’ tall and he’s reportedly a target for lots of Europe’s top clubs, including Juventus, Manchester City, Real Sociedad, Bologna, Leeds and Brentford

17th June 2020
It was reported that West Ham's teenage right-back Jeremy Ngakia could be joining Norwich when his Hammers' contract expires at the end of June 2020. Watford, Arsenal, Spurs and Crystal Palace have all been credited with an interest in Ngakia but a move to Carrow Road would see him land around a 20-25k a week deal as Max Aarons’ replacement even were the Canaries to slip into the Championship.

14th June 2020
Norwich are linked with a six figure swoop for Sunderland's 18 year old England Under-19 international midfielder Bali Mumba. Mumba made his debut for the Black Cats aged 16 and has 10 senior appearances to his name. He finished the 2019/20 season on loan at Northern Premier League leaders South Shields, scoring twice in three games. He had played alongisde Daniel Adshead for England.

27th May 2020
Sky Sports reported that Reading's financial difficulties would see striker Danny Loader depart the Royals in the summer of 2020 which would bring him back onto Norwich's radar

Dutch winger Ranjiv van La Parra has been swiftly linked with Norwich City after becoming a free agent due to knowing Managing Director Stuart Webber at Wolves and Huddersfield. He was released by Red Star Belgrade, after an unsuccessful stint with the Serbian champions. The report in the Daily Mail also claims Swansea City lead the Championship clubs interested in the former Holland U21 international, suggesting Blackburn, Millwall and QPR are also tracking his situation.

21st May 2020
Paris Saint-Germain youngster Alexandre Fressange has reportedly been pursued by Norwich City, with the striker’s time with the French giants said to be coming to an end. The 19-year-old has so far rejected one proposal from the Canaries, according to TV station RMC Sport. The French youngster caught the eye when scoring three goals in three games for PSG’s development squad in the Premier League International Cup group stages this season, against the U23s of Liverpool, Wolves and Athletic Bilbao.

20th May 2020
Norwich City are reported to be interested in signing Real Madrid youngster Óscar Rodríguez according to radio station Onda Cero, but City would face competition from Premier League rivals Bournemouth as well as Sevilla, Real Sociedad, Betis and Getafe and German side Shalke 04 are mentioned.. Rodríguez has spent the season on loan at Leganés where he has scored seven goals in 28 appearances.

15th May 2020
Norwich, West Ham and Belgian side Club Brugge are linked to QPR winger Bright Osayi-Samuel according to Sky Sports who cliam Brugge made a £3m bid. The Nigeria-born forward, who moved to London as a 10-year-old having spent time growing up in Spain, is reportedly entering the final year of his deal at Loftus Road. It was Blackpool where he started out though, making his debut in a Championship game as a 17-year-old in 2015 and contributing six assists and five goals in 79 matches before joining Rangers for an undisclosed fee in 2017.

10th May 2020
According to The Sun Norwich are competing with Tottenham, Leicester and Fulham for American brothersTaylor Booth (Bayern Munich) and Zach Booth (Real Salt Lake)

7th April 2020
Norwich City are interested in former Leeds goalkeeper, Marco Silvestri according to reports in Italy. A report by Tuttomercato the Canaries are interested in 29-year-old Silvestri, who is currently first-choice with Serie A new boys, Hellas Verona.

10th March 2020
According to the Daily Mail Norwich are one of a number of clubs interested in West Ham's Irish international midfielder Josh Cullen currently on loan at Charlton. Bournemouth, Leeds and West Brom are the other suggested clubs.

2nd February 2020
The Telegraph's Mike McGrath, reported that City were interested in bringing Reading striker Danny Loader to Carrow Road during the January window and will now look to strike a deal in the summer. The 19 year old former England Under-20 international is out of contract in the summer

24th January 2020
Sky Sports report that Norwich are close to a deal for Luxembourg international Danel Sinani. He is the top goalscorer in the Luxemborug league with F91 Dudelange and has played and scored in the Champions League and Europa League. Sinani has three international goals in 14 senior caps

20th January 2020
Norwich are linked with German wide player Amin Younes who is currently playing for Napoli.Turkish media claimed the German international is set to sign on loan for Norwich City on Monday 20th January but the Canaries are believed to have no interest in the 26-year-old. Reports had first surfaced in Italy on 18th January that Norwich were interested in the former Ajax and Borussia Monchengladbach player.

19th January 2020
Rayo Vallecano's impressive wide player Adrián Embarba is leading the way in Spain's Segunda Division - and that has reportedly attracted Norwich City's attention. Spanish daily sports newspaper, Mundo Deportivo, claim Embarba's hot streak has alerted La Liga duo Real Betis and bottom club Espanyol, with Norwich leading 'interest' from England along with West Ham in the €9m rated attacker.


10th January 2020
The Bristol Post suggest that Norwich, Aston Villa and Bristol City are fighting it out for the loan signing of Arsenal's Eddie Nketiah whose loan at Leeds had been ended (he scored five goals in 19 gmaes)
Another link to emerge is Costa Rica international left-back Ronald Matarrita of New York City, with his agent suggesting a move to Europe is imminent for the 25-year-old. Italian website Europa Calcio quote the player's agent as claiming Sassuolo and Torino have shown interest, as well as Norwich and German club Red Bull Leipzig. Matarrita was a regular for New York in the MLS during the 2019 season and can play further forward as a winger as well. He has 36 caps for Costa Rica.

Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb claim that 18 year old Chievo goalkeeper Elia Caprile will sign for Leeds but that Norwich have been watching the teenager for a long time,

9th January 2020
Norwich City have teed up a January loan move for Hertha Berlin's attacking Slovakian midfielder Ondrej Duda. Hertha sporting director, Michael Preetz, confirmed that Duda is expected to fly to England to complete the formalities when Hertha return from a mid-winter break in America. That followed initial reports earlier on Thursday from transfermarkt.de City could be keen to buy the Slovakian midfielder, who appears to be out of favour at the Berliners under recently-appointed boss Jurgen Klinsmann.

Ajax centre back Sven Botman is in Norwich City's sights, according to reports in Holland. The 19-year-old centre back with the Dutch giants is currently on loan at Eredivisie rivals SC Heerenveen but respected daily newspaper, De Telegraaf, claim City have made contact with a view to bringing the youngster to England. The article suggests there is potentially a 'lucrative and longer term commitment' from Norwich for Botman, capped at every international level by Holland from Under-15s to Under-20s level, who is still reportedly on a youth contract at Ajax.

8th January 2020
The Daily Mirror report that Norwich, West Ham and Sheffield United are all considering making bids for the Notts Forest's former England Under-21 international defender Joe Worrall due to his impressive form.

7th January 2020
Norwich City are reportedly in a three-way Premier League tussle for Le Havre's sharpshooter Tino Kadewere according to French regional daily newspaper Paris Normandie. The 24-year-old is top scorer in the French second tier with 17 goals and four assists in 19 appearances this season. He is a Zimbabwe international

According to Football London, Norwich, West Brom and Burnley are among the clubs keen on Chelsea forward / winger Conor Gallagher, who has been impressing on loan to Charlton in the Championship.

6th January 2020
According to The Guardian journalist Ed Aarons, Norwich, Palace, Brighton, Frankfurt and Lazio are all keen on the Genk striker Mbwana Samatta, a Tazmanian international He also claims that Genk are looking for a fee in the region of £9m, for the forward who has scored 10 in all competitions this season.

According to Hull Live Everton and Norwich have both shown interest in Hull midfielder Leonardo da Silva Lopes, who is also capable of playing on the wing and at right-back. 

5th January 2020
Norwich and FC Copenhagen were linked in the Belgian media with a possible swoop for frontman Swedish international forward Isaac Kiese Thelin currently out of favour at Anderlecht

31st December 2019
Turkish media outlet Spor Haberler claim Norwich City are said among the clubs tracking the progress of Turkey Under-21 defender Ravil Tagir, with reports in Turkey claiming Juventus, Manchester United, Chelsea and Manchester City are also monitoring the centre-bac who plays for Turkish second divisaon side Altinordu. Although only 16, Tagir has played 15 league games this season. He was capped by Turkey's Under-21s in September 2019 (playing against Max Aarons and Ben Godfrey).

30th December 2019
Dundee United hotshot Lawrence Shankland is attracting attention south of the border - with Norwich City reportedly scouting the red hot frontman. The Scottish Sun claim Norwich and Premier League rivals Everton have both watched the 24-year-old centre forward this season, with QPR leading a clutch of Championship clubs weighing up a possible January transfer swoop. Shankland has plundered 21 goals in just 22 appearances for the table-topping Tangerines, who lead the Scottish Championship by a mammoth 14 points.


28th December 2019
The Daily Mail claim Norwich are reportedly interested in Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama

22nd December 2019
Dutch football magazine ELF Voetbal report Turkish winger Bilal Basacikoglu has attracted interest from Norwich City, Leicester and Hull ahead of the January transfer window. He is currently a free agent having left Kayserispor due to their financial crisis.

Norwich have reportedly made contact with Chelsea over a January 2019 move for their young defender Marc Guehi who Chelsea are willing to send out on loan.

19th December 2019
The Pink Un report that Norwich City is keeping tabs on attacking midfielder Mike Tresor Ndayishimiye after his starring role in Willem II's impressive Dutch Eredivisie season. The 20-year-old Belgian youth international has scored three goals and provided three assists since joining on loan from NEC Nijmegen in September.

18th December 2019
According to Teamtalk Norwich are keeping tabs on Dundee United’s young striker Louis Appere. Appere, 20, came through Dundee United’s youth ranks and made his league debut for the Tangerines this August and since then, he has scored 4 goals and provided 5 assists in 22 games

17th December 2019
The Sun revisited its claim that Zimbabwe striker Macauley Bonne was interesting Norwich. In 2018, they linked Norwich to Bonne then at Leyton Orient. He joined Charlton in the summer of 2019 and has scored six goals in 14 Championship games.

15th December 2019
According to Teamtalk Norwich are interested in Charlton Athletic striker Lyle Taylor. A product of Millwall’s youth academy, Taylor has played for several English teams like Bournemouth, Sheffield United and Scunthorpe United before joining Charlton Athletic in 2018. He has been in fine form and scored 25 goals in 45 appearances last season and helped the Addicks get promoted to the Championship for this season. 

The Sunday Mirror report that Norwich and Leicester are interested in Hull City forward Jarod Bowen but claim his £10m price-tag would deter the Canaries.

13th December 2019
Norwich have been linked with a move for Standard Liege’s Renaud Emond, with Leeds and Nottingham Forest also linked with a move. The Nottingham Post report that the striker could be on the move this January, with a £3 million fee suggested for the striker.

10th December 2019
According to Italian outlet TuttoMercatoWeb Norwich City are one of the clubs interested in Olimpia forward Brian Montenegro, with Brighton, Brescia and SPAL being the other clubs. The Paraguayan, played a key role in Olimpia Asunçion winning the Paraguayan domestic league, scoring 10 goals and 7 assists in 28 matches. He also featured in the prestigious Copa Libertadores competition for Olimpia this year. Earlier in his career, he played for both West Ham and Leeds

21st November 2019
SC Freiburg centre back Robin Koch is being touted with a January move to the Premier League - with City reportedly in the mix. . The Sun claim that Wolves, Leicester and Norwich are all interest. The 23 year old German recently broke into the national team.

18th November 2019
Norwich are reported to be interested in ending Spanish midfielder Victor Camarasa's loan frustration at Crystal Palace to an end. Camarasa was a hit at loan to Cardiff, scoring five Premier League goals in 32 games during 2018/19 but had made just one appearance for Palace. He is contracted to Spanish side Real Betis. The Sun on Sunday claim that Norwich would be willing to pay the remainder of the loan fee, if the former player became available - which was reportedly around £1.5m in the summer.


17th November 2019
Norwich are reported to be watching 21 year old French defender Axel Disasi who plays for Stade Reims in the French top flight.

7th November 2019
Reports on the continent link Norwich to defenders Domagoj Vida and Chima Okoroji. Sabah claims that Daniel Farke’s side are putting aside £9 million to buy the experienced Croatian international Vida from Besiktas. A battle-scarred centre-back with a penchant for throwing his body on the line, Vida shone as his nation reached the World Cup final in 2018 and has won league titles in both Croatia and Ukraine.

Okoroji, meanwhile, is a 22-year-old left-back contracted to Eintracht Frankfurt. He has impressed on loan at second tier Jahn Regensburg this season and could provide competition for Jamal Lewis on the flanks, as reported by Transfermarkt.de.

  5th November 2019
Turkish media source Sport Witness reports Norwich are reportedly tracking Umraniyespor attacking midfielder Emircan Altintas ahead of the January transfer window. The report claims that Norwich have been keeping tabs on Altintas after being impressed with his performances for the Turkish club earlier this season. He has managed seven goals and two assists in nine games so far this term.

1st November 2019
According to Sport Cz Norwich are tracking Spartak Moscow defensive midfielder Alex Kral. The report claims that Newcastle and Burnley are also interested in Kral. The Czech international has been capped seven times by his country, at the age of 21, and only joined Moscow in the summer for £10m from Slavia Prague.

23rd October 2019
Norwich City are reportedly among a host of Premier League clubs interested in left-back Aaron Hickey, after the 17-year-old's Scottish Premiership emergence for Hearts. The Scottish Sun claim Norwich, Liverpool, Arsenal, Newcastle and Southampton all had representatives at the Edinburgh club's 1-1 home draw with Rangers

14th October 2019
Football Insider and the Daily Record link Norwich, along with Tottenham, Man City, Chelsea, Southampton, Celtic, Rangers, Aberdeen, Liverpool, Man Utd and Leicester with an interest in Linfield's 15 year old attacking midfielder Charlie Allen

25th August 2019
The Sun on Sunday claim Norwich City is weighing up a January 2020 move for England international keeper Jack Butland - if Stoke City drop a reported £25m price tag.

6th August 2019
Reports from France suggested that Lorient had accepted an offer for French winger Alexis Claude-Maurice.
The Daily Mail claim that Norwich are rivalling Brighton for the signing of former Leicester title winner Danny Drinkwater, who was signed by Chelease two years ago for around £35m and has three England caps but has fallen out of favour at Stamford Bridge, making just one appearance in 2018/19

5th August 2019
Norwich City have been linked with a loan move for Watford midfielder Nathaniel Chalobah. Chalobah has slipped down the pecking order at Watford - the 24-year-old made only 13 appearances last season, due in large part to the form of Etienne Capoue and Abdoulaye Doucoure which gave him few opportunities to impress manager Javi Gracia. Chalobah joined Watford two years ago for £5m from Chelsea having enjoyed a successful loan spell at Vicarage Road during the 2012/13 campaign.

4th August 2019

The online version of Spanish daily sports newspaper, Estadio Deportivo, report on Sunday night that Sevilla centre back Joris Gnagnon and defensive midfielder Ibrahim Amadou are on Norwich's radar. The media outlet claim City could be open to negotiating a loan move with a view to buy either player, although top flight rivals Burnley are also being touted with Gnagnon.

22nd July 2019
It was reported that Norwich were one of a nymber of club, including Brighton, who were interested in signing 20 year old Ipswich Town midfielder Andre Dozzell the son of former Tractor Boys favourite Jason Dozzell and was born and raised in Ipswich, coming through Town's academy system

Norwich are reported by The Sun to be taking advantage of Bolton's perilous financial problems to sign Romanian winger Dennis Politic. The 19-year-old winger impressed during a loan spell with Salford last season, scoring twice in 11 games

18th July 2019
Norwich City are reportedly closing in on signing Motherwell youngster Reece McAlear according to The Scottish Sub

Norwich supposedly bid £4million for Chelsea's goalscoring midfielder Kasey Palmer.

9th July 2019
Former Spain Under-17-Under-19 winger Javier Ontiveros, who plays for Malaga, is linked by ESPN with a move to Norwich, Sheffield United or Crystal Palace.

Lorient striker Alexis Claude-Maurice  is being linked to Norwich, Brighton and OGC Nice.



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