Thursday, June 21, 2012
Grant Holt may be inching closer to following Adam Drury out of the door at Norwich with Premier League rivals West Ham reportedly upping their offer.
City rejected two bids in the region of £3m earlier this summer but the Sun claimed yesterday Sam Allardyce is poised to test the club’s resolve with a package rising to £5.5m for the 31-year-old who had a transfer request rejected in May.
The Hammers are prepared to pay £3.5m up front with the rest based on appearances.
Allardyce has also been linked with Blackburn striker Yakubu and Real Madrid’s Spanish U21 hitman Joselu to equip the Championship play-off winners with the firepower to survive.
One name that appears to have been crossed off Norwich’s target list is that of Leicester centre back Matt Mills. The Canaries were reportedly keeping tabs on the 25-year-old Foxes’ defender along with Celtic and Bolton.
The Leicester Mercury believe Wanderers have won the race with a season-long loan deal the precursor to a permanent £2m switch to the Reebok Stadium for the former Royals’ defender.