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Gossip from the Media linking players with moves to Carrow Road

Season 2020-21

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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 ?

31st March 2021
Fenerbahce’s highly-rated central midfielder Ozan Tufan is heading to the Premier League – with Norwich City reportedly tracking the Turkey international. Tufan was touted as a target for Crystal Palace last season and more recently linked with champions Liverpool, but Turkish sports newspaper, Fotospor, suggest the Canaries are also keen on the box-to-box midfielder. Fotospor claim that the 26 year old is the first choice of Daniel Farke and Stuart Webber who is drawing up plans for serious investment in Tufan if City are promoted.

29th March 2021
Norwich City should make a move for Bournemouth forward Josh King this summer, according to former Premier League striker Noel Whelan. “Josh King has probably still kept his name out there for other teams to take that opportunity,” Whelan told Football Insider“Norwich might be a good one for him. They’re always looking for players in that kind of style of play. Someone who can run in behind alongside Teemu Pukki. "The 29-year-old is a free agent at the end of the season. King is currently on loan at Everton but there are reports the Toffees are unlikely to offer the Bournemouth striker a deal beyond the summer.

26th March 2021
Norwich City have been linked with a move for 22 year old Dutch centre back Sam Beukema who plays for Go Ahead Eagles in the Dutch second division. Beukema has played 28 times this season, netting on seven occasions. Dutch outlet De Stentor are reporting that the Canaries are one of several clubs to display an interest in the former FC Twente youth product with  FC Utrecht, AZ Alkmaar and Feyenoord already making contact with the Go Ahead Eagles according to the report. Bundesliga Champions League contenders Eintract Frankfurt have also been credited with an interest in Beukema, as well as Italian clubs Parma and Bologna. However it is thought highly unlikely that he would qualify for a work permit if Norwich were interested.

According to the Daily Mail Norwich are looking to sign Cardiff City midfielder Will Vaulks.The Welsh international is reportedly rated at £7 million by the Bluebirds and it’s thought that Norwich will have money to spend in the summer, with the Canaries likely to be in the Premier League next season. 27-year-old Vaulks has been a regular for Cardiff this season, appearing in 36 Championship games and netting four goals, with two assists also to his name. With there being no guarantee that Norwich can get Tottenham Hotspur loanee Oliver Skipp back next season, the club will be shopping about for a new player to come into their engine room.

24th March 2021
The Daily Mail report that Norwich, Notts Forest and QPR are interested in Brentford's ex-Danish youth international Emiliano Marcondes with the 26 year old attacking midfielder out of contract in the summer.

18th March 2021
Transfermarkt.co.uk suggest that Norwich City have reportedly joined the race to sign Schalke striker Matthew Hoppe. The 20-year-old American has been a rare bright spot in a disastrous season for the Gelsenkirchen based side who sit rooted to the bottom of the Bundesliga. Hoppe has netted five times in 15 games in the German top-flight during this campaign. Dutch giants Ajax, current Premier League champions Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur are also listed as clubs interested in signing Hoppe with a fee of around €7-10 million believed to be enough to secure his signature this summer. 

17th March 2021
Norwich City could be interested in a summer move for Paderborn captain Sebastian Schonlau, a report from German regional outlet Westfalen Blatt has claimed. Schnlau is out of contract at the end of this season, having made a total of 161 appearances in all competitions for the club since graduating from their academy. During that time, Schonlau helped Paderborn win back to back promotions from the third-tier of German football to the Bundesliga

19th February 2021
Acording to TeamTalk Norwich are one of five clubs who have scouted former MK Dons and Cardiff striker Rhys Healy who has scored nine goals in 20 games for French Ligue 2 side Toulouse. City are among a number to have 'checked on his progress' in recent months. West Brom, Middlesbrough, Sheffield United and Bournemouth are also reportedly keeping tabs on Healey.

14th February 2021
Championship promotion rivals Norwich City and Brentford are reportedly keen to beat Burnley to the signing of Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O'Brien. That's according to The Sun on Sunday, who report the Canaries have the Terriers' reigning Player of the Year award winner on their 'wanted list' ahead of the summer transfer window.

28th January 2021
The Peterborough Telegraph report that Norwich City have reportedly had a £700K bid rejected for Peterborough United youngster Flynn Clarke. The Posh hierarchy have dismissed City’s bid as derisory and rate the 18-year-old as highly as James Maddison when he was that age. He was recently called up to the Scotland Under-19 squad.

14th January 2021
Norwich City have held talks with former Aston Villa goalkeeper Orjan Nyland over joining the Championship leaders on a free transfer according to the Eastern Daily Press. The Canaries are considering the Norwegian international as cover for the injured Michael McGovern.

Norwich City have submitted an initial loan offer to Greek side PAOK for left-back Dimitris Giannoulis which would see the club sign him permanently in the summer for €7.5m. He has been a key player for the Greek giants over the past few years, and he has registered two assists in 12 league games this season. He has been capped 11 times by Greece.

6th January 2021
Norwich City have been linked with a move for Chelsea winger Lucas Piazon. The Canaries are reportedly monitoring the 26-year-old, who is currently on loan at Rio Ave in the Portuguese top-flight, along with Stoke City and Bordeaux. Italian football website www.tuttomercatoweb.com claim Norwich could make a move for the Brazilian with Chelsea set to recall the player from his loan spell. Piazon has had a string of loan spells whilst at Chelsea with stints at Malaga, Vitesse Arnhem, Eintracht Frankfurt, Fulham and Chievo. 

18th December 2020
Norwegian left-back Fredrik Andre Bjorkan has been linked with a number of clubs in England, with Norwich City reportedly keen on the defender ahead of the January transfer window according to TeamTalk. The 22-year-old is currently playing for Bodo Glimt in Norway. Brighton and Hove Albion, Leeds United, Newcastle United, Bournemouth and the Canaries are all mentioned as sides who have an interest in the left-back. Bjorkan has been tipped to leave his home country after helping Bodo secure the title this season. 

The Daily Mail claim the Canaries are alongside Championship rivals Nottingham Forest and Queens Park Rangers in tracking 25-year-old Brentfords attacking midfielder Emiliano Marcondes whose contract expires in the summer of 2021. Marcondes, a former Denmark U21 international, emerged from the youth system of Nordsjaelland and flourished with 17 goals and nine assists while playing mostly as a striker to help secure third place in the Danish top flight in 2017. He joined Brentford in January of 2018 but after a slow start to life in England, failing to score in his first 25 Championship appearances, he returned to Denmark on loan for the second half of the 2019 campaign. Marcondes helped Midtjylland - who are also owned by Brentford owner Matthew Benham - seal the 2019 Superligaen title with two goals in two assists in 12 games. He returned to Brentford for the second half of the 2019-20 Championship season and enjoyed more success in midfield roles, racking up two goals and seven assists in 25 games in the Championship, being introduced an hour into the play-off final defeat to Fulham at Wembley.

8th October 2020
The Manchester Evening News claimed that Manchester City's 20 year centre-back Joel Latibeaudiere, who can also operate at full back, was in discussions with both Norwich City and Championship rivals Reading. City are looking for cover following the departure of Ben Godfrey and Timm Klose. Latibeaudiere spent 2018/19 on loan to Dutch side FC Twente. Latibeaudiere was also part of the England Under-17 set up that won the World Cup at that level in 2017.

7th October 2020
Following the departure of Timm Klose, Arsenal highly-rated teenage centre back William Saliba was reported to be a player of interest. Saliba, who can also operate at right back, joined the Gunners from St Etienne for a reported £27m in 2019 but another proposed loan spell at his former club fell through..

10th September 2020
According to the Bimingham Mail Norwich City have joined Aston Villa in the race to sign Northampton Town starlet Caleb Chukwuemeka. The 18-year-old is understood to have rejected a professional contract with the Cobblers. Wolves and Sheffield United are also linked.

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.

 

 

 

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