Rumour mill: Norwich City reject £8m Bournemouth bid for Lewis Grabban
17:26 07 January 2016
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Norwich City have rejected a reported £8m bid from Bournemouth for Cherries old boy Lewis Grabban.
Here is the City (HITC) report on Thursday afternoon Norwich’s Premier League rivals have returned with a fresh offer of £7m, plus a further £1m in add-ons, after three failed bids in the summer.
Grabban was fined and suspended after a disappearing act prior to August’s League Cup tie at Rotherham at the height of the Cherries’ summer interest and the striker has remained a bit-part player this season.
The frontman made a surprise goalscoring return in the 1-1 Premier League draw against Arsenal before playing 45 minutes at Watford the following week but Grabban has failed to make the matchday squads over the Canaries’ festive programme.
Grabban, Kyle Lafferty and Gary Hooper have all been linked with possible January exits as Alex Neil looks to bolster his striking options. Bournemouth are also in the market for reinforcements at the top end of the pitch with Callun Wilson a long term injury absentee.
HITC claim Grabban has indicated he wants to leave the Canaries and Bournemouth are not the only potential suitors with a number of Championship clubs monitoring his situation.