Norwich City were today reported to be preparing a bid for £5m-rated Celtic midfielder Beram Kayal.

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Manager Chris Hughton was in Glasgow yesterday to watch the SPL champions beat Motherwell 1-0.

Gary Hooper’s 18th goal of the season and a penalty save from Fraser Forster gave Celtic victory, but one national newspaper claims Hughton was there was to assess Kayal, back in the side after recovering from a series of injuries.

Under contract until the summer of 2015, the Israeli international played 71 minutes before heading off for the two week winter break.

Sky Sports also claimed today that the Canaries and Reading had made approaches for Swansea City striker Danny Graham.

Graham joined the Swans in the summer of 2011 when Brendan Rodgers paid Watford more than £3million for his signature.

Meanwhile, City midfielder Jacob Butterfield, back from his loan spell with Bolton, is reported to be signing for Crystal Palace on a month’s loan.

Butterfield, 22, has made just two first team appearances for the Canaries since his summer move from Barnsley, both in the Capital One Cup.

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25 comments

  • I really don't understand the Butterfield situation....out on loan since being fit. He played brilliantly that night when we knocked Spuds out of the cup. Elliot Bennet also....don't understand why he doesn't get more playing time - especially as our current midfield sometimes gives our defence too much to do. Not too sure about Danny Graham - can't see Swansea letting him go. On the flip side, why we have hung on to Chris Martin all this time is anyones guess...

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    Mellow_Yellow

    Friday, January 4, 2013

  • Kayal genuine and approved in principle it seems. Just a question of Norwich agreeing to the asking price apparently. Hooper was being looked at, but that was a less immediate interest apparently. Kayal would be an awesome addition IMO. Still doesn't answer the striker question though.

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    LittleYellowBirdie

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

  • Looks like Balotelli may be looking for club. Send him to Norwich City on loan until the end of the season. If we can get him playing here you never know what he may do next. Talking to cows maybe or live entertainment on Gentlemen's Walk maybe ? Could be fun !!

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    Dubai Canary

    Friday, January 4, 2013

  • I was beginning to wonder about Butterfield. Is he seen as the long-term Hoolahoop replacement? Or did we just pay a bit of compo for a broken player, then mend him in order to sell on for a profit? That young Chris Wood fellow I have mentioned before (was on loan @Millwall from WBA) has now signed for about £1.25 million for Leicester and scored twice on his debut. Chris Martin`s contribution to Swindon`s recent goal glut has been.....Zero.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

  • Hooper would be a good signing but would be amazed if Celtic let him go (why would they??). Also he is not a lone striker so it would mean we have to change our formation which I am not sure will be happening any time soon.

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    CanaryWest

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

  • Btw, JGL, on another board I`ve attempted an analysis of PL`s signings. Not that brilliant in the cold light of day. Main successes Cafu, Ruddy & Johnson. Though many others played a big part in our promo seasons. Then there`s Moro. Vaughan. Ayala.......

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, January 4, 2013

  • Don`t get too down, Timbo my old left-sided pal. I`ve had a contribution about BK rejected as "offensive". I thought we were allowed to jest about our own kind! Visiting my Rabbi tonight for distress counselling. Happy Rosh Hashana. (Not yet!).

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

  • Glad we're not playing West ham anymore, they seem to be buying everyman and his dog.

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    Lobbo

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

  • Not a fan of Danny Boy (sucks his thumb too much when he scores) unfortunately he fits directly into the way CH sets up his team. Remind me why did we sign Butterfield.

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    Lobbo

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

  • all wrong - looking at Frazer Forster to replace Ruddy. I made it up here, first :)

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    SussexYellow

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

  • Btw, Dubai, who`s "Sticky"?

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, January 4, 2013

  • What a strange article this is. I would think the last thing we need is another midfielder. No way will Swansea sell us Danny Graham. Why would they sell him at all, let alone to a rival? That would be like us selling Grant Holt. I think it will be interesting to see who we let go. I hope we manage to get in some transfer fees for the like of Chris Martin, etc, who will never ever play for us in the premiership. We could do with some pace up front. I am still mystified about letting Vaughan go out on loan.

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    CanaryWest

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

  • Is it true that Hoots bought 'Sticky' a pair of boxing gloves for Christmas ? . . Do we need to buy Kayal or Graham - why not take them on loan until the end of the season ?

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    Dubai Canary

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

  • Like CW I didn`t "get" the sense of Vaughan going out on loan. Then, he`s had a mixed time there with the seemingly inevitable injuries. Pre-season he looked lively and up for it. Chris Martin is firing blanks for Swindon, even during their recent goal glut. I doubt we`ll get a fee now, he`ll just wind down his contract. Having said that, we paid Leeds for Howson in similar circumstances; difference being other clubs were willing to pay for him too. There are smoke screens everywhere. I suppose we`ll all have to wait & see. Perhaps Kayal, who is described as a "box to box midfielder", is the part of Hoots` jigsaw to enable him to accommodate 2 strikers?

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

  • 100% agree with Brewer re: Vaughan. I've also been re-watching that vid when Butterfield signed. Plan seemed to be that he was pretty much the finished article ( he's 22 not 18) + as soon as he was 100% fit he would slot straight into the 1st team. ( He's the new Beckham, we've beaten numerous other clubs to his signature blah, blah...). Now he's going out on loan for a month a la Vaughan ! Chants of " You don't know what you're doing" creep into mind. I hope there is a plan somewhere. We seem to be flying by the seat of Delia's pants @ the moment .....

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    Timbo

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

  • Been Wiki-ing. Hooper is English, a "little" `un (5` 9"), 25 yrs old, from Harlow. Was on Spurs` youth books (mebbe Hoots knows him) but didn`t make it there. Signed for Celtic in 2010 for £2.4 million after an almost Holty-like time at lower league English clubs. Has scored over 50 goals in 80-odd games for the Hoops. He may have a liking for Rooney-style ladies as his unusual shirt number is 88. (Born 1988, Celtic founded 1888). It could have been worse, but if he`d been born in 1969 he would have retired by now.

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    Mad Brewer

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

  • will mcnally come in and say we are not looking at anybody?

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    bluelight

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

  • all wrong - looking at Frazer Forster to replace Ruddy. I made it up here, first :)

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    SussexYellow

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

  • I can't believe that some of you are still going on about Vaughan. A good player yes, but only when he plays. He had a terrible injury record when Lambo signed him from Everton, and then last season with City he was out for three quarters of the season. CH obviously wanted to see if he could remain injury-free for a whole season before giving him a squad number, which made sense. Unfortunately at Huddersfield he has again missed over half the games through injury, and since he signed for them on loan Grayson has had to bring in two other strikers, Beckford and Church. I have no question about his ability and would certainly pick him ahead of Morison, but you can only pick players who are fit.

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    Johnny Gavin Lives

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

  • I can`t disagree with your comments ref Vaughan, JGavinLives. I did use the past tense, ie I DIDN`T get the loan thing. (I do now!). As you say, his injury record @ `Ooddersfield is bad and I suspect any likelihood of a full-time deal is fading fast. It`s a shame as I liked the cut of his jib - a right feisty Pitbull of a player with pace and trickery. Dubai, p`raps Ballitello could get the "Pram Man`s" pitch in Yaaaarmouth?

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, January 4, 2013

  • Looking at our squad numbers, we could do worse that strating a game with squad numbers 1 to 11 for a change, assuming they are all intact at the same time !

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    Dubai Canary

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

  • Don't you just love speculation...? Is it about time we signed a Leeds player? Becchio perhaps? I would not be surprised if Samaras was being looked at.

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    Soglio Star

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

  • Like Sussex Yellow I was hoping CH was reminding himself what a good goalkeeper Fraser Forster is as we could do with him while JR is injured and we can expect bids for JR in the summer.

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    Sherbert

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

  • That's funny: sky sports are reporting that CH was looking at Gary Hooper. I know who I would rather see sign up. We have enough midfielders.

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    CovCanary

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

  • McNally and Hughton won't give away who they are looking at or may buy. Nor should they. Goalkeeper - quality stopper on loan or stick with Bunn - not forgetting Rudd, never mind Steer. Midfield - no need to do anything but if the right player wants to come, buy him and offload (sale or loan) fringe midfielders. Bound to be linked with strikers but will the right frontman be available at the right price in January?

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    Capri

    Thursday, January 3, 2013

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