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Norwich City set to seal Timm Klose Wolfsburg transfer

19:33 17 January 2016

Switzerland international defender Timm Klose is in the UK to complete his Norwich City move. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Switzerland international defender Timm Klose is in the UK to complete his Norwich City move. Photo: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

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Swiss international centre-back Timm Klose has travelled to England to complete a reported £9m move to Norwich City from Wolfsburg.

The German club’s sporting director, Klaus Allofs, confirmed on Sunday afternoon after his team’s mid-winter friendly that Klose’s move to the Premier League is in the advanced stages of being completed.

Alex Neil revealed on Saturday after City’s 3-0 top flight reverse at Bournemouth he was interested in recruiting the 27-year-old, who is now expected to finalise his move over the next 24 hours after agreeing personal terms with the Canaries.

“We have largely reached an agreement with Norwich, and so has Timm as far as I know,” Allofs told German media, with the centre-back making it clear to the Champions League hopefuls he wants regular first team football ahead of his country’s Euro 2016 appearance in the summer.

Klose was an ever-present for the Germans last season but has fallen down the pecking order behind Brazilians Dante and Naldo, although he did feature in the Champions League group stage win over Manchester United prior to Christmas that earned Wolfsburg a last 16 tie against Ghent.

Klose will become Norwich’s fourth signing of the window after deals were concluded for Matt Jarvis, Ivo Pinto and Ben Godfrey.

47 comments

  • Hi, rikki nadir. My screen reopened this morning on "minimalised" but clicking on "maximise" fixed it. Been ethered 7 times already today. I hadn't noticed anybody ra cially abusing IrishCan. Has it been retro-censored?

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Steely Dan, glad to see you. I owe you an apology. I have alleged that you sleep in a casket of "Transylvanian earth". That should have read "Transvaalian earth". Great to have a bit of Bantu, eh?

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Derby canary , I do not apologies to anyone who just want to insult people just because the don't like other fans views or there spelling is not good but I will say there is a lot of low life on here just like there to get their kicks on insulting others.

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    City man

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Derby canary get your facts right I never said the city board where criminals I said that some business people do transfer money to account in other names to avoid big tax bills and business men are some of the biggest crooks . As for city board I said who nows what goes on .

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    City man

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Thanks for the entertainment boys. I once saw Ian Smith in Cape Town in the late '80's - a good bloke. We used to have a Sunday evening pop quiz on here. Barking Wise was normally the quiz master with Brew and BP2 chipping in. Good stuff it was. Klose will be a good signing ,in fact, I would make him Captain straight away. Strong teutonic type. Naismith also will be an improvement. He is known to hand out free tickets down at the job centre so it might be worth signing on for a couple of years.

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    Steely Dan

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • He's either on a low salary or willing to take a big pay drop to want to come and play for city and must be keen to play in the premiership We will want and see.

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    City man

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Lincs Canary, Oops, please disregard my last 2 posts, Archie has finally posted my umpteenth attempt of the full paragraph, see lower down.

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    Reg Breeze

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Lincs Canary, If we get Olsson back in, Brady and Jarvis on the wings, then we have Wes, Vardis, Howson and a rested Redmond to fill the position behind a striker.

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    Reg Breeze

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • DerbyCanary, yes, a great clearance off the line, but every man and his dog was getting crosses in from the left wing, all match! Lincs Canary, [posting the sentence-by-sentence] I too am not sure about Naismith.

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    Reg Breeze

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Auto correct nightmare there!

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    DerbyCanary

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Lincs Canary, I too am not sure about Naismith. If we get Olsson back in, Brady and Jarvis on the wings, then we have Wes, Vardis, Howson and a rested Redmond to fill the position behind a striker. I agree with your definition of 'gu ng h o', but not sure if it was a fair tag for all of our recent PM's. First off, Sir Harold did consider b0mb!ng Ian Smith in Rhodesia. But I seem to have read that Sir Winston saved Europe from the most ev!l leader in written history? And Lady Thatcher restored the rightful governance of The Falklands, in keeping with the wishes of its people? canary(s) ken & West, a bit harsh on Seb. Granted he is slow and, at times, clumsy, but with Whits and RM being two of the back four, for much of the season, he hardly rates as "the main problem with our back 4"?

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    Reg Breeze

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Fair Pont Reg, if you view the team set up as a friend to 4 attacking unit the weekend need more work up top. Which also enhances the Naismith argument. As we have previously discussed and (in an adult manner) agreed to disagree on Wisdom doesn't convince me. The litmus test I apply is will Liverpool take him back and use him? I don't believe so. Pinto is interesting, just need to get him match fit. I do however think RM has something to offer. His clearance off the line on Saturday showed his awareness of danger, but is overlooked by many.

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    DerbyCanary

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Canarywest got it in one. Bassong, hard to believe he was ever POTS. Bennet, being young will continue to improve. So any new CH should be with him Bassong is beginning to remind me of Ginger Pele at his worst. Slow with the ball and between his ears. Every time Rudd has the ball, I and others sitting with me hope that he does not pass the ball to him as he has become a liability , you never know what he is going to do with it, he does not know either. Just hope he is the one to make way for the new man.

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    canaryken

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • rikki nadir, being retired and mostly inactive, I tend to wake and sleep at all sorts of odd hours. My memory is totally shot, so I can't pretend to remember your posts, save that nothing 'stand-out dumb' comes to mind. [I should point out that another poster advised me regarding Archie's censorship] Derby, I agree with most of your post, save the issue of a striker. IMHO our general lack of talent means whoever plays at CF has to run their legs off to compensate. It follows that they will not be as sharp as an out-and-out striker (in the HooperAshton mould). If our defence gets it together (which means Wisdom or Pinto at RB), then there's enough goals in CJ or Mbokani plus our midfield for survival.

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    Reg Breeze

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Apologies went a bit city man there.... first line s should say "Thank you Lincs"

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    DerbyCanary

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Thanks know you lincs.... I had typed gung-ho but it looked wrong. Maybe I should trust myself a little more. Regards Naismith it appears the fact we have pretty my guaranteed 1st team game time is the decisive factor (that and Everton telling him to leave!) I am more confident in him but more as a Wes replacement. I half expect wes to Blackburn in the summer as he is not as effective as he once was (I'm not in the anti Wes camp BTW). Not certain on Washington there have been many pass through the posh destined for greatness (Mckail-Smith, Gayle, McKenzie et al) who flatter to deceive. All this pondering makes it clear how difficult transfers are!

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    DerbyCanary

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Oh, just thought you would have to exclude Harold Wilson from the gung ho list. He refused to send our boys to Vietnam. Bet the troops were livid. Was The Sun around then? Bet they would have wanted in. Harold too busy ordering red shirts for the 66 world cup final.

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    Lincs Canary

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • This guy will hopefully prove a good signing. Has to play alongside RB for me, Bassong doesn't have enough pace, whether that's down to fatigue or age. Get pinto 'up to speed' and our defence won't look too shabby. Naismith will bring plenty of effort and seems like the type of character to boost morale and get the team going, captain material after a few games establishing himself in the team. I then think if we go back to haller and make him a decent offer he will be the final piece to the puzzle in out January dealings. Has all the right attributes for the prem, scores goals, young and hungry. And more importantly for our board an investment. Let's get them done and look forward to the rest of the season!!!

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    Joe Wright

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • I am pleased you have done the maths Derby as I was not certain if there was enough left in the piggy bank for Naismith after Klose has signed . Still unconvinced Naismith will sign\wants to sign\ is what we need\will be a regular starter. Klose on the other hand seems exactly what we need. As regards a striker that could score us crucial goals I have mentioned before the availability of Washington from Perterborough and he is a tough no respecter of reputations rough house that could do a Holt or if you like an Ashton (except keep us up rather than not quite). Finally, I think it's gung ho, Asian in origin, and means pysched up for war (think every PM from Thatcher onwards. Or Churchill if you prefer). Try profligate. Spendthrift.

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    Lincs Canary

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • My previous post was a little childish.... so on a more serious note it appears £15-17m of business to be done today (report and exchange rate depending) this is a welcome change. We are not going 'gun-ho' (sp?) As the board will not allow us to become Leeds, Portsmouth or QPR. Anyone who is uncertain on Klose please have a look at News Now, an ugly bur effective website which collates stories from many sources there are some interesting pieces from German Sites and Journalists saying this guys is a very good buy. On Charlie "Not North of London" Austin, given all reports we were never an option and neither was money a driver it's why many clubs were linked but never offered. So let's not bleat on that we missed out. On Byram Everton are a bigger club we stood no chance. So rather than acting like the old drunk in the corner ruing what could have been (like some Beautiful South song) let's just be happy that with half the window to go we have pretty much tied up our business. I agree an outo and out goal scorer is needed, but how many Dean Ashton's are avaliable in January? Naismith will create and is a brilliant signing but I think a No.9 is still needed- but don't hark back to Hooper or Lafferty who are not good enough, hence leaving.

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    DerbyCanary

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Thank you Reg .Slashes noted.Nice to hear from another night owl.Read a lot of your previous posts -agreed with most of them.Maybe all of them but my memory is starting to fade.Anyway COYY.

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    rikki nadir

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Lay me place and bake me pie I'm starving for me gravy.Wise words Mr.Bowie.(Bewlay Bros.}.

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    rikki nadir

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • rikki nadir, The forward equivalent of this \ is disallowed because it's an integral part of web addresses, barred by most comment boards. I've found that you can be as rude as you like about Archie, but if you mistakenly choose a word that includes a potentially offensive word within, then you get ethered. The obvious like sk!lls, or the obscure like mispell Middlesbrough and get vetoed for '!esbo' :( As others have said, I hope this Klose is left-sided.

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    Reg Breeze

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Sorry about the non appearance of the slashes apparently they are also banned along with a couple of inoffensive posts .Hurrah for freedom of spee....

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    rikki nadir

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • HELP. Computer screen stuck on minimal. Any suggestions?

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    rikki nadir

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Dear Mad Brewer apologies for using the wrong gender word.Lovely to hear from you at this lateearly time of the daynight.Nice to engage in a bit of polite conversation .Certainly makes a change from some of the comments posted recently especially about IrishCanary,still makes me so angry.Good luck with your brewing.Good night David Bowie.COYY.

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    rikki nadir

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • ... or were you referring to that Scottish physicist fellow who invented the kaleidoscope??

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Hi rikki nadir. I seem to be doing a night shift as I cannot get to sleep! Ethering seems random but sometimes it intensifies after I've teased poor young D'Vott. Interesting you elect to use "brewster", which is a female brewer. The word is coming back into fashion as there are increasing numbers of lady pivoists. Licensing laws still refer to the "Brewster Sessions" and somebody who makes malt is a maltster. The male equivalent, "Malter", seems obsolete or maybe never existed. Back in the good ole days of bottles of cold tea etc, brewing and malting were done by the farmer's wife! I once worked at a brewery in Hertfordshire called Rayment's of Furneux Pelham. It seems a local farmer, having a suitable source of clay, made his own bricks with which he built a maltings to utilise his barley. He then moved on to build the brewery from more of his bricks and the brewery, of course, used his malt. Vertical integration! They had their own borehole and eventually an effluent treatment plant. Initially this was the "River" Ash. The brewery was actually sited in a hamlet called Barleycroft End and the tiny river is a tributary of the River Lee. Top Tenuous Trivia session over!!

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Apparently you can be racist -reference replies to IrishCanary.You know who you are.COYY.

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    rikki nadir

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Hello the Mad Brewster nice to know I'm not alone. Just been ethered by Archie -I thought it was good post trouble is it didn't show them in a good light.

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    rikki nadir

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • ... interesting that Klose has been overtaken in the Wolfsburg pecking order by that infernal Dante. And the heir to that chicken restaurant outfit, Naldo.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Canaryboy65:- Not that well said by Derby Canary - he said it in recognisable English! City Man, Naaridge's answer to Alan Sugar cos he run his own business after taking a greaart big cause, would've used his first language; Gibberish - a hybrid of preliterate\ prelinguistic Finno-Ugric and Klingon. On the transfer front, this morning's BeebGossip has it that Naismith has agreed to join NCFC. That said, their source is The Mirror, which is only one step up from Archie's feeder journal, the Hales & Heckingham Hog Breeders' Quarterly. Waclor's notion has much merit. RM could help P'bro move up a league and maybe become their coach\manager in due course. I know nowt about the Conor Washington chappie.

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    Mad Brewer

    Monday, January 18, 2016

  • Is there any chance that Peterborough would want Russell back as PX for Conor Washington?

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    waclor

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Come on so called ncfc fans!! There have been so many calls for the club to sign a CB, we've ( virtually) signed, what seems to be a decent one and STILL there's 'what if' 'if only' 'ifs and buts' give AN the chance to play the right combination. If he fails, then is the time to complain, if he succeeds, he'll be the greatest thing since sliced bread....but for heavens sake, give it a chance to work before criticising!!!

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    Gary Guymer

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • PW, would agree Ron Vlaar on a payplay arrangement would be beneficial to both parties. AN will have option to play 3 centre-backs and 2 wing-backs if required. On RM has been a good servant to club over last few seasons, but may be time to review his position with a few others also! Really it is whatever it takes to stay in Premiership this season. OTBC.

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    johnnyp

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • There's still a need for another centre-back to cover Bennett,injuries and suspensions- a fit Ron Vlaar would be preferable to current options.

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    Peter Watson

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • I am genuinely curious John about where you got his market value from?? Hopefully not a certain computer game. On 606 last night they said he was a left sided CB and seemed pretty positive about him as a signing. I personally think that AN is trying to go for certain types of player as he is trying to get the shape and balance of the squad right. I hope that this guy is good because we need to improve our defence. I'll reserve judgement until I have seen him play, but my guess is that he will be comfortable on the ball as that will be a requirement for AN and is important in the way he wants to play.

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    Preston Canary

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Agree Irish a good signing good age good experience and definitely premiership class . Should help lift the doom and gloom a bit but not a lot , a hell of a way to go , we're all feeling the strain but A N looks and sounds down and disalusiond , but our club can demotivated anybody .Still we have been stuffed 3 games on the trot and we can look forward to Liverpool and Spurs

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    5th generation

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Well said Derby

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    Canaryboy65

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • I can hear City Man'said confusion from here "...but....but.... we are cheap.... we never spend a penny.... our board are criminal types who want us to be relegated and empty the bank account."

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    DerbyCanary

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • It also depends on who is selected at right back: Norman Wisdom, Steven Witless, Ivo the Unready or Captain Crisis.

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    waclor

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • On this one Canary West I agree Bassong is a penalty waiting to happen, with all the shirt pulling he gets away with. However if we get this guy then surely defensively, it has got to be Pinto, Bennett, Klose and Olsson with Brady further up. But I would say keep Bassong on the bench and sell RM. Not one for slating players but RM is our Achilles Heel, fair play he cleared one off the line yesterday, but too many other mistakes.

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    Bald Canary

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • I agree he needs to play with Bennett - but I'm not sure if he is a right or left sided centre back?

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    Surrey Canary

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • A good signing but will not solve any of our defensive problems. The reason is that AN will leave out Bennett and play this guy with Bassong who is the main problem with our back 4 as he is too slow and ponderous. This will only prove a good signing if he is partnered with Bennett which seems unlikely as Bassong is only player to start every game this season.

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    CanaryWest

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • Looks like we have paid well over the odds for him as I see his market value was £2.1 Million.

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    John L Norton

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • I would call this an encouraging development. Nearly there!!

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    Trucker

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

  • A great signing in my humble opinion. I'm sure there will be plenty on here expo will pick holes though

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    Irish canary

    Sunday, January 17, 2016

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