Chief executive David McNally (left) and Norwich City assistant manager Colin Calderwood at Loftus Road. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

David McNally rubbishes reports of bids for Ilombe Mboyo

Sunday, February 3, 2013
4.45 PM

Chief executive David McNally has rubbished reports Norwich City tried to sign convicted rapist Ilombe Mboyo during the January transfer window.

The Sunday People claimed that City failed in a bid to sign the Belgian 25-year-old KAA Gent striker, who served three years of an eight-year sentence for the gang rape of a 14-year-old girl in Brussells.

But when quizzed by a fan about the report, McNally responded: “We did not make any bid for this player in January.”

The People also suggested Norwich manager Chris Hughton will make a third attempt to sign Blackburn Rovers’ Martin Olsson in the summer.

• Norwich City youngster Declan Rudd watched from the bench as League One strugglers Preston lost 2-1 at home to Shrewsbury.

The 22-year-old will spend the rest of the season with North End to get game time, and saw a first-half lead turned on its head as Thorsten Stuckman was beaten by the Shrews’ last-minute penalty.