Norwich City’s pursuit of Robert Snodgrass has stepped up a gear with reports they have increased their bid for the Leeds United winger.

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The 24-year-old Scotland international has long been a target for the Canaries, who were reported to have had a £3.5m offer rejected last summer.

With Snodgrass still refusing to sign a new deal at Elland Road and out of contract in 12 months’ time, City weighed in with another bid earlier in the week – believed to be about £1.5m.

Leeds boss Neil Warnock confirmed the bid had been rejected but according to the Yorkshire Evening Post, an improved offer for the club captain has been submitted.

City’s latest approach was still under consideration yesterday with Leeds in the grip of advanced takeover talks and on the brink of a change of ownership.

A group from the Middle East are poised to acquire a controlling interest.

Norwich, as is their custom, have not commented on their interest in Snodgrass, whose former Leeds team-mates, Bradley Johnson and Jonny Howson, opted for the chance to play Premier League football at Carrow Road last season.

Leeds’ rejection of the bid tabled by the Canaries on Monday came with an admission from Warnock that Snodgrass might have had his “head turned” by interest from the top flight.

Warnock was the driving force behind the offer of a new contract which would have made Snodgrass the club’s highest earner.

But that deal remains unsigned, despite suggestions that the two sides are relatively close to an agreement, and Warnock’s plan to earn Snodgrass’ commitment with a flurry of impressive summer signings has been thwarted by a shortage of transfer funds.

Snodgrass has scored 41 times in 193 games for Leeds since arriving from Livingston in the summer of 2008.

He has played five times for Scotland.

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29 comments

  • Our only true attacking, wide wingers as such are Pilkington and Bennett, others to play on either side I only consider to be wide midfielders, therefore it's unsurprising we are looking for more options for the wing, as CH does like the attacking on either side.

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    Billy

    Friday, July 20, 2012

  • When you look at many of the start of season squads over the last few years we've been heavy with midfielders. It's the engine room and many fall by the wayside come christmas.

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    cutty

    Friday, July 20, 2012

  • I do think you are all getting into an unnecessary panic over our seemingly lack of summer signings. I don't care how much Reading have spent; it will not ensure their safety. You can spend millions and buy useless players. We, on the other hand are spending wisely and getting quality. Be patient everyone. Hughton will know who he wants and the club will do their best to get those guys. Yes our back four might be light as well as our strike force but please give the players some credit; they have been playing out of their skins and will do so again. And I believe Hughton will motivate them to greater heights both in ability and achievement!!! OTBC

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    Canarygirl

    Saturday, July 21, 2012

  • I want to know what staytrue has to say on the subject because yes I'm feeling rather smug! Regardless of how many midfielders we have on the books I see us making money on this guy at worst. He's only 24 after all. At best he could be our new general. We have to show future players that we're a club going forward. You stand still in the tranfer market and you end up in the Chumpionship. CH knows who he wants in his midfield and is going after those players with the board backing him and that bodes well IMO! IHWT OTBC

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    baguio

    Friday, July 20, 2012

  • Could be right on both counts, CovCan. Note the use of the words "reportedly" and "understands" from the origin of this item; The Yorkshire Evening Post. I`m sure Leeds would want a lot more than £1.5million. Like malmocanary, I`m not convinced this is a priority area for recruitment. The last photo of RN showed him beating up little Wessi, in this one he`s trying to remove Surs` shirt. He`s not a dirty b*****d is he? I`d rather have Rhodes.......

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, July 20, 2012

  • Whittaker has been given clearance by FIFA, so hopefully that will be the end of it and he can get settled and prepared for the coming season! OTBC

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    Norfolk'n'good

    Saturday, July 21, 2012

  • While we are on the subject of songs, how about this one........ Mr. Robbie Snodgrass would often have the odd glass ... And dream he was an Earl with a girl on his knee ...

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    Dubai Canary

    Friday, July 20, 2012

  • brew so right, rhodes over snodgrass any day.but we will probably get him and that is no bad thing as he is a decent player.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Friday, July 20, 2012

  • If NCFC do by Snodgrass then they will have bought the whole Leeds midfield in recent years (Howsen and Johnson) - a midfield that could not get them out of the Championship, whilst the NCFC mdfield did. No iea what all of this means, but left me thinking...

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    Surrey Canary

    Friday, July 20, 2012

  • One thing that struck me about Euro 2012 was the manner in which the big teams were well controlled by their midfield players. Perhaps Hughton wants to emulate that and if it means getting in a few more midfield players then that's okay with me. Strikers need a strong midfield behind them and the defense need strength in front of them so maybe Hughton is concentrating there first and then he will move onto building up the defense and strike force. Be patient my friends I am sure we will not be disappointed. OTBC

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    Canarygirl

    Friday, July 20, 2012

  • N`n`G, apparently it`s "temporary" clearance, whatever the implications of that are. Probably subject to agreeing a fee (akabribe) with Blepp Satter & his Freefa mob. See the guy aiming for Soton hasn`t even got this "temporary" clearance yet. We live in ever more unsavoury and litigious times, sadly.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, July 21, 2012

  • brew so right, rhodes over snodgrass any day.but we will probably get him and that is no bad thing as he is a decent player.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Friday, July 20, 2012

  • I am concerned that we as yet are not strengthening the squad in the right areas. We need at least 2 top defenders and another striker. The teams that came up with us are strengthening their sides significantly. I still feel uneasy about the lack of quality and depth of our defence with a few exceptions. so hopefully there are still more to arrive before the season commences.

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    mellow yellow

    Friday, July 20, 2012

  • Malmo, maybe CH likes the formation that Spain used in the Euro's and is planning on using the formation at times during the course of the season. Either that or he is planning a midfield clearout but wants to get in his acquisitions before he sells.

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    CovCanary

    Friday, July 20, 2012

  • Come on down, the price is right!!

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    kevin

    Friday, July 20, 2012

  • Although I would prefer it if we brought in more quality defenders and maybe another striker in, But I'm willing to wait and see what Hughton does. I am very optimistic about the coming season, I think we will surprise a few people again.

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    ImDrunky

    Friday, July 20, 2012

  • Nice to have maybe and always good to wind up Leeds - but does anyone know (other than CH)why we need Snodgrass?

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    malmocanary

    Friday, July 20, 2012

  • Agree with others that we need to improve the defence and get a striker in. However if a player such as Snodgrass is interested in a move to the Prem and to join up with former colleagues, a bid is in order and now.

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    Capri

    Friday, July 20, 2012

  • Snodgrass was the name of the snake on kids' TV favourite Puddle Lane. Bright green, intelligent and with shedloads of attitude... CH is unlikely to be as frenetic as PL and he hasn't spent a brass razoo yet. Methinks he will, and soon. OTBC

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    el dingo

    Saturday, July 21, 2012

  • So some Middle East company is interested in Leeds, why no interest in Norwich?. With some dosh from the Middle East we could even buy Steven Gerrard.!

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    paddycanary

    Monday, July 23, 2012

  • Correct me if I'm wrong but didn't we first show an interest in Snodgrass when PL was here and now we up our bid with CH at the reigns. If so, it begs the question 'who buys our players'.

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    Lobbo

    Saturday, July 21, 2012

  • I am also with you mellow yellow ...yes we all have our thoughts on where we need to strengthen, I am a little concerned that where the club reacted quickly to get CH in the whole thing now seems to be going off the boil...but I would be glad to be proved wrong! If the club wants to be meet Ruddy's expectations of more clean sheets I still would like to see more defenders. OTBC

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    Jakarta Canary

    Saturday, July 21, 2012

  • As Leeds are in the process of having new owners (currently undergoing Due Diligence I believe), I'm wondering exactly WHO it is thats considering the bid. Surely the old board ( more likely Bates himself) cannot make the decision and any new owners would want a steady ship and time to assess things. Very weird. Comments on the Yorkshire Evening Post website also suggest we raised the bid from 1.5m to just over 2m. Yet last January apparently Leeds turned down over 3m from us As I say, all very weird.

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    zebbee

    Saturday, July 21, 2012

  • Come on down, the price is right!!

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    kevin

    Friday, July 20, 2012

  • As Leeds are in the process of having new owners (currently undergoing Due Diligence I believe), I'm wondering exactly WHO it is thats considering the bid. Surely the old board ( more likely Bates himself) cant make the decision and any new owners would want a steady ship and time to assess things. Very weird. Comments on the Yorkshire Evening Post website also suggest we raised the bid from 1.5m to just over 2m. Yet last January apparently Leeds turned down over 3m from us As I say, all very weird.

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    zebbee

    Friday, July 20, 2012

  • I do think you are all getting into an unnecessary panic over our seemingly lack of summer signings. I don't care how much Reading have spent; it will not ensure their safety. You can spend millions and buy useless players. We, on the other hand are spending wisely and getting quality. Be patient everyone. Hughton will know who he wants and the club will do their best to get those guys. Yes our back four might be light as well as our strike force but please give the players some credit; they have been playing out of their skins and will do so again. And I believe Hughton will motivate them to greater heights both in ability and achievement!!! OTBC

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    Canarygirl

    Saturday, July 21, 2012

  • Im sure we all like the formation that Spain use - if you had the same quality of Spanish players! I think even Spain sorted out their defence first - but lets see, i am sure there is much more to come and go before mid Aug

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    malmocanary

    Friday, July 20, 2012

  • I suppose Cully found the players, helped by whatever scouting info he had. Then McGnarly handled negotiations prior to Cully taking on the coaching and training. Then the previous manager agreed Cully`s team selections (except for a spell of bizarre picks around March), prior to describing them as really excellent and whizzing off to Scotland. Now I guess CH will chose the players and McGnarly will buy them. Just a guess. OTBC.

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    Mad Brewer

    Saturday, July 21, 2012

  • I'm with you, mellow yellow, but I guess we need to give CH time to assess what he has already. Still can't get over the fact we let Whitbread go.....

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    Flying Canary

    Friday, July 20, 2012

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