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Rumour mill: Norwich City reject £8m Bournemouth bid for Lewis Grabban

17:26 07 January 2016

Norwich City striker Lewis Grabban has again been linked with old club Bournemouth. 
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Norwich City striker Lewis Grabban has again been linked with old club Bournemouth. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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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.

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  • Like most people here, is this a serious story. £8 million for Grabban and we say no. Jesus. I would have took £5 million in the summer for him. He doesn't want to be here. And despite what people are saying, he won't score goals for Bournmouth in the Premier league just like he won't score many goals for us in the Premier league. He is not fancied by the manager so get rid and take the money. Grabban £8million or Naismith £8 million. Really.

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    Carts

    Saturday, January 9, 2016

  • I think you need to check who started abusing who Igno Rance before you start! MB brought this on himself and then you lot defend him? Whatever!

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    baguio

    Saturday, January 9, 2016

  • Thought I'd drop by to see if the children were playing nicely. But no, Baguio and Ole Tommy still picking on young Brewer and no sign of a prefect when one is needed. Astonished to read such passionate postings regarding a seemingly unsubstantiated rumour about Grabban. Why not wait for some concrete news before launching forth with the analysis. This is clearly a season where very small margins are going to separate the "winners from the losers" and one wonders whether or not the January window can significantly impinge upon the fate of the "poorer prem clubs". On the other hand, if at the opening day of the season, we had been offered "level on points with Chelsea in mid January". How many of us would have turned it down? Funny old game ain't it?

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    Igno Rance

    Saturday, January 9, 2016

  • Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Apologies mon petit beau gosse! Ƹ̵̡Ӝ̵̨̄Ʒ Was the grammar incorrect . . . did the past participle not form the perfect passive tense? Une clope ! ┗(^0^)┓See you in the Barcleeee !

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Saturday, January 9, 2016

  • And I would rather that people didn't resort to insults Reg. Unfortunately it appears that a few on here appear to enjoy insults and bullying. Usually the weak ones who require strength in numbers? I hadn't previously had you down as one of those types!

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    baguio

    Saturday, January 9, 2016

  • Reckon we will be favourites for Sebastien Haller and guess what he is only £6.5m

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    OTFBC

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • Congrats, OTBC - equally ignorant in two languages!

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    French canary

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • French Canary you are spot on. What is going on? 3 bids we had rejected in August for Afobe so strange they will take accept from Bournemouth. They are obviously hacked off we would not sell Grabban back to them! I liked the look of the young Exeter striker, Tom Nichols maybe we get him in for the future?

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    OTFBC

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • I agree French Canary! I think GossVolley suggested it first. I doubt this £7m was ever offered, but we should have taken Bournemouth's money in the Summer, and been buying Afobe now :( As for the spat going on in here, I'd rather read Mad B's posts than insults from baguio and Ole Tommy Buster Custard. Votes, anyone?

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    Reg Breeze

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • Un autre vieux git misérable se révèle ! ヽ(◉◡◔)ノ

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • So Bournemouth get Afobe, who we have been chasing, and we get to keep Grabban - guess who's laughing now!

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    French canary

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • Afobe this evening rumored to be going to Bournemouth for £10 million

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    Ady1973

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • Nice one baguio . . . . Bru well and truly rinsed ! Ha ! Shame he's never been to a game. Another ᑎOᑎ ᔕᑌᑭᑭOᖇTᕮᖇ. Shame he can't even put together an ƠƤƖƝƖƠƝ either ᕦ(ò_ó*)ᕤ R.I.N.S.E.D. ╭∩╮(︶︿︶)╭∩

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • I know where your coming from Baguio if it was down to me yes I would sell him,bag the cash towards someone else.I know he's a ncfc player but I think because of Bournmouths interest in him back along and also not getting game time here for one reason or another,his mind and attitude hasn't been in it as we've all seen.If we get another striker different than what we've already got yes he will be sold but I think not to Bournmouth

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    butty

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • We are looking at last season Butty. What are you going on about? I wouldn't trust the bloke to finish a can of coke!

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    baguio

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • As I've already said earlier I think in the back of ANs mind if we sell him to Bournemouth it could and probably would bite us in the backside.Bournemouth are set up for the likes of LG and unlike a lot of unfair comments on here he isn't garbage,just look at last season,just imagine LG and Callum Wilson together,I'm sure AN has.I certainly have!.yes £8million if true is a dream come true but I'm sure AN has looked at the bigger picture at least for now.

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    butty

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • There you go again MB. You think that it's wrong for me to describe a player who's not reading this in a disparaging way and yet at the same time think it's OK to abuse me? Well go take a hike. This site doesn't need your ridiculous posts one little bit! Come back when you have been to a NCFC game and can talk about players with a bit of authority!

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    baguio

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • Would that be the "Royal We" baguio? I all know it might be. You've not been the same since being abandoned by Scratchy. You may be one of those would-be dressing room insiders, but it doesn't entitle you to describe a fellow human being as "garbage". I use the word "fellow" too loosely.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • Firstly, 7m for + add-ons (as long as its #of games for club and not based on Prem League survival) for Grabban sounds like incredible business. Take the money and run. AN must believe he's not Prem quality otherwise he'd play Grabban more. Therefore its a calculated gamble that he wont prove to be the quality needed for our rivals. I don't know what Lafferty has done wrong other than be a different manager's signing. The lad is a good dressing room presence and busts a gut every time he's involved (unlike Hooper or Grabban). Let the lad go if you won't play him (I believe he's good enough). Hooper: sell for anything above 2.5m. Then go for a decent striker. NOT Naismith. I don't know why he's rated so highly. Apart from a hat-trick vs a woeful Chelsea def, the guy is not a striker. He is more of an attacking midplaymaker, and we have one of those. Neil doesn't even play Hooly every game due to his tactics so 8m for another bench warmer is not what we're looking for. The Scottish connection may haunt us yet.

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    MontrealYella

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • So outs: Elliott Bennett gone and rumours now abound regarding Lafferty, Grabban and Hooper (three attackers). If those three were to depart for in the order of £15m that would probably be reasonable business as clearly none are going to be key players in the future. Ins: Ivo Pinto is a good start after so many rumours. With the new cash we would be in a good position to bring in this Sebastian Heller from Utrecht, or similar player of equal standing. We then need a centre back plus the capture of Steven Naismith to bring a new and hopefully dynamic spine to the tem. With Ranocchia a no-go the emphasis would appear to have turned to Timm Klose of Wolfsburg. Would also like to see Josh Murphy back as an impact sub to run and scare defences and open them up for others to exploit. If the three other can be brought in then I would be far more positive than I was in the summer when our transfer business lacked focus and direction.

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    Bohnhof

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • Well we all know that you don't go to the games MB so I guess that it follows that you would agree with Paul?

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    baguio

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • There must be more to this than meets the eye as I really can't see any reason not to accept the offer. Hopefully there is something else in the works.

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    Swiss Canary

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • Well said, Paul553.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • Perhaps Paul553, anyone who disagrees with you actually went to the games and haven't relied on highlights clips? Perhaps anyone who disagrees knows far more about football than you do? 99% of the slowest NCFC fans have eventually realised that LG is a garbage. Welcome to the 1% club Paul!

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    baguio

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • When I read that a bid had been rejected I didn't question it but felt happy that Alex Neil is not going to allow players to be signed for easy money.. 8 million is nothing in the Premier League. For me Alex is showing his strength as a brilliant manager and also a shrewd businessman..i saw enough in Grabban to know that he is a special player and anyone who disagree should start watching last seasons videos of the matches he started.By rejecting offers Alex is increasing his valuation of Grabban. If he is not sold that could prove to be the turning point where Grabban could flourish into a far greater player..

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    paul553

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • Afcb Simeon doesn't seem too keen on the prospect of Grabban's return to The English Riviera. Though Sim may not be representative of the fanbase at large - a sort of South Coast City man? If Grabbs' return to Bournemouth didn't work out, he might have to settle for being a Poole player? Laughing all the way to the Sandbank.

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    Mad Brewer

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • Bit of a conundrum this! I can see Bournemouth beating us to one of our other striker targets like Afobe if we don't sell them Grabban, because they will pay over the odds it seems. However I do see the point about not selling him to the rival team that are likely to get the best out of him, look at his goals for Bournemouth the season before we signed him...

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    GossVolley

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • I now know why Bournemouth want him. Just seen this on their website: Vacancy: Academy coach driver The AFC Bournemouth academy is looking for a new youth team mini bus driver.

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    OTFBC

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • Yep Tommy, you listen to talk sport too? Hopefully a couple more to come.

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    spanishcanary

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • IᐯO ᑭIᑎTO - ᗪOᑎᕮ ᗪᕮᗩᒪ ;-)

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    Ole Tommy Buster Custard

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • Dis dressed, when it comes to transfer talk it's generally a case of 'satis eloquentiae, sapientiae parum'. :-)

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    cutty

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • And for those saying that we need to get a replacement in first, why. Barn door boy doesn't even make the squad. Use any money to put another tier on the Jarrolds stand in stead!

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    baguio

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • For what it's worth, I don't believe this rumour either. £8M is unrealistic in the extreme. What has he done to increase his value from £4M? Nothing. I fact, on paper he should have reduced in value. Paper talk again to keep us all interested?

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    baguio

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • All this news about bids coming in for our players and No news about City being interested in players who are available like Andros Townsend for example is beginning to make us look like a selling club.

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    midlandcanary

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • poor me,dont understand football any more,if true 8m for grabban presumably pounds and not Zimbabwe dollars,98 % daily inflation.. turned down ,and hooper offered 3.5m from a club which he apparently impressed,allow for contract differentials,still ..ignoramus et ignorabimus

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    dis dressed

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • I don't believe this rumour? What was the source? Why no hint of it on other transfer sites? As for Bournemouth building a team around LG, is that why they sold him in the first place? I would think his value nearer £5m than 7 or 8, and we should sell to anyone who wants him. Not to sell is dumb financially, and very unfair on the player.

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    Reg Breeze

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • I do not believe that NFC have received offer of 7m + 1m add on. I would like to know where the rumor originated ? If Grabben was good enough to inflict damage on premiership teams ,why are we not making use of him. I say sell and make sure that we use money to improve our squad ,so that we do not need to concern ourselves about others. OTBC

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    Thaicanary

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • 'If' this is true then I cannot understand the logic of holding onto him. Unless in training he is turning blades of grass into gold bars, then we really need to let the lad go. Another one of City's 'makes sense' signings, that never really showed their full potential. (Of which the list seems endless!) As for the people on here saying things to the tune of, 'we don't need the money, we can't buy another striker for that kind of money, etc.) It's still MONEY! For £7m you could build a new stand, let alone buy in another striker. We play a 4-5-1 system. Meaning 1 striker plays from Mbokani, Jerome, Grabban, Lafferty, Hooper (when at the club), Loza, Morris (when at the club). Even Howson or Redmond are plausible backups.

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    Jonnie Williams

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • IF this report is true, then surely Norwich would be crazy to turn down 8 million Pounds? Grabban has been consistent in his sulky attitude , has shown that he doesn't want to be part of the Norwich set up and when given the chances on the pitch he has shown little desire or application or ability. So move him on.

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    kenfoggo

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • People often move address so they can "spend more time with their family". However, given that Bournemouth is further away from Derby than it is from Norwich, LG might want this move to reduce the likelihood of someone else spending more time with his family. Thoughts?

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    Barking Wise

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • Blimey. Some people on here make me smile. If AN could line up a better signing then I am sure he would have sold Grabban, but as it stands I think there is little on the market for what city needs hence no sale. Also some people seem to think the transfer market is like popping down to Tescos for some fruit and veg. Indeed I think a couple of posters have been playing too many computer games.

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    Charles Dawne

    Friday, January 8, 2016

  • If Grabban is worth 8M, then Lafferty is too based on his performance and goals for N. Ireland.

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    MichiganCanary

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Just spent half an hour typing in a comment and it didn't get posted for one reason or another but I'm just trying to find one reason to keep a £20,000 + per week player sitting on the bench. The truth is, LG is not prolific enough to be one of our first choice strikers. He was okay in the Champ but we're in with the big boys now. Sorry to other posters but I don't think he's good enough. Take the £8 mill. Sell the muppet. He doesn't want to be here anyway.

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    canarytrev

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • I know what you're saying, but the money's only good if we can find a goal scoring striker. Players leaving half way through the season are usually surplus to requirements, so will they be any better than what we already have? If Grabban has to go then get a replacement in first. Not easy.

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    Nick Kwas

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • GFU - yes I was probably being over-optimistic in my list of "wants"; probably should be relegated to "hopes"? I think you may well be right in terms of what we actually manage to attract, want or can afford. What I find it difficult to quantify is whether we are light up front or whether the problem is what goes on (or does not go on!) behind the striker? Maybe it is a bit of both; the need for a more opportunistic front man together with a creative midfielder who can deliver the telling passes a striker needs and from which they feed? In addition we need Jarvis fit and back to provide pace and crosses from the left and we either have to get Redmond focussed on doing the same down the right or finding an alternative. I am rather disappointed that Redmond still does not seem to have shown the drive and commitment necessary to fulfil his wide role. Too often he stops the ball, thus negating any quick counter-attack, and makes the situation worse by trying to turn inside. He also too often fails to pick out the right option when he does get into dangerous positions - sometimes shooting when crossing is the obvious and telling option. Two years on I don't see any significant development. In fact in some ways he appears to have lost his initial flamboyance and is too apprehensive. The U21 set-up seems to get more out of him which makes me wonder if he is getting the coaching he needs here? To be honest I don't know and can only speculate.

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    malaga flier

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • @Surrey, Grabban will be lucky to even make the squad for Bournemouth let alone score goals. If they were so good they would be well above us in the league. If we can use the money to buy a half decent striker it will be an improvement so why wouldn't we cash in? Having an £8M (allegedly) asset devaluing with every game is very bad financial practise for any business after all!

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    baguio

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • All the bloomin' news is about players leaving NCFC. I wish we'd actually buy someone!

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    bogbog

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Grabban, take the money and run. Ruddy, he may well have a lot more games to play for Norwich. If he wants to leave let him go in the Summer. Should Declan get injured, JR is the replacement who is least likely to unsettle our defence. The board? It is a bit early to accuse them of sitting on their hands but I had the same opinion until August 29th and they did prove themselves to be incompetent. We MUST get cover for central defender. Not to do so would be a belated Christmas present to Bournemouth, Sunderland, Villa, Swansea, Newcastle and West Brom.

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    waclor

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Sell him!! You can't worry about whether he'll score for the cherries. If we've got £8M then we can add this money to strengthen the squad overall. I don't think Bournemouth will go down anyhow. You've got to think positively and get the players to compete in this league not try and deal tactically to avoid the drop!

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    Beachfarmpark

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Grabban will score for Bournemouth, that you can be sure of. They know how to set up the team for him. So it is a risk, unless we use the money to buy someone even better who gets more goals for us! Cannot see how Grabban worth so much more than Hooper, though. The length of contract to me is a red herring - means nothing. We need a striker who can play to the set up AN has in mind - not any striker who happens to score goals. Has to be big but fast, and can score on the run and at close range. Jerome did this last year, but struggling in PL. Jury still out on Mbokani. Lafferty not tested at PL level to find out. Grabban clearly not prepared to run. So we have to get someone in - presumably to the mould of a Lukaku or Benteke - can someone step up mid season from the Championship? And then we need a midfield striker to take chances coming back to them. We sold our man for this - Johnson - is Naismith the answer? In effect we will have swapped Johnson for Naismith - is this progress?

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    Surrey Canary

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • If I had my way Eddie Howie would be up A&E having his hand x-rayed. Cos he may have a couple of broken bones in it due to the speed I would have snatched the money.

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    Tone the moan

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Grabban and Hooper £11.5m minimum outs. Add in £1.5 for Laffs and a little from little Benno , thats £13m to spend plus the ?? amount already earmarked to spend. Should get a couple of decent players for that £17m

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • £8m for Grabban is good money. But what if at the end of the season City finish third from bottom, behind Bournemouth on goal difference and Grabban scores some of the goals, like he did before for the Cherries? Or he wins them matches and they finish with more points than City and we end up in the bottom three? That £8m won't seem to be a lot of money then. Too risky to sell any of our strikers to relegation rivals during the season. Too much at stake.

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    Nick Kwas

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • #DJ FRAMBOISE is bashing the board any worse than other forms of bashing. They have form.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Never ever sell to a team around you to make them better at our expense. Did Fergie sell a United player to Chelsea, or Arsenal? I'd rather finish one place above Bournemouth at the end of the season than have a (rumoured) £7m plus add ons (one of which will be Bournemouth staying in the BPL).

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    Fat Controller

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • #Victor Bullimore re your comments on the speed of deals, blame the archies for all the stories that NCFC would be out of the traps like greyhounds and get their deals done early.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • £8m for Grabban. Take it and laugh all the way to the bank.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • If we can get 8M take it,doesnt matter if its Cherries or someone else,if Bournemouth don't get Grabban they will get someone else so short sighted to not sell him because they are rivals.Along with Lafferty and Hooper that would give us around 12M or so,enough to get a good striker,Austin wont come he has already stated he is seeing the season out to leave on a free.Rhodes sounds good for that money or Afobe or Haller for less,its a no brainer for me.Even if we got nobody in we never play these 3 strikers anyway so whats the point in keeping them.OTBC

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    canaryjon

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • You'll be Grabbin a bargain Afcb Simeon.

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    OTFBC

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Being busy in the transfer window & actually doing deals are 2 totally separate concepts. I'm sure all concerned at Carra are busy trying to improve our squad , the fact that nothing has been signed & sealed is not a sign of ' doing nothing ' as suggested by some board bashers. Most of the so called news appearing on this site is just rumour , not fact These rumour ( eagerly gobbled up by hacks looking for easy column inches ) are often baseless , put out into the public domain by parties with a vested interest , from agents , managers , chairman or just bored journalists & media men. There is no doubt that Norwich needs strengthening & some of the nearly men moved on , but moaning & groaning after less than one quarter of the window shows little understanding of real economics in a real world. I suggest we judge the board & management at the end of the window Hopefully by then we will all be happy and looking forward to a successful season

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    Victor Bullimore

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Be gutted if we paid more than £80,000 for this grabbin geezer who can't even make your first team. He won't save you or us. Flog him to Ipswich for £50k and move on!

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    Afcb Simeon

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Another point. We along with Southampton, Villa, Sunderland and Bournemouth are chasing Sebastian Haller. We sell Grabban to Bournemouth they will drop interest in Haller, who is twice the player. Nobody in their right mind would join Villa. He may opt for Sunderland or So'ton I guess, but could come to us? Jordan Rhodes I would be tempted by and maybe Benno was a sweetener for Paul Lambert?

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    OTFBC

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Baggy, I think he actually does the lone striker job OK partly due to his fitness and ability to keep going but as a finisher he is not Premiership class. Sadly Jerome, Hooper and probably Lafferty are not either. Given he barely makes the bench anymore and we could reinvest the do$h, if the amount quoted here is real (which I still don't believe), then I think we could (although nothing is guaranteed in January) get better for that amount.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Should sell him in my opinion. He's not happy at the club and he's not going to turn into a prolific goalscorer overnight. Yes they are our rivals, but then his goals may help sink Sunderland and Newcastle. If we have a suitable striker lined up then why not sell for £8m as I think that is quite a good deal on our behalf. Our biggest problem is having too many strikers on our books who are under performing. I would sell Hooper, Lafferty and Grabban and get in one if not two who can make a difference. We play with a lone striker so why do we need 7 on our books - time to get Loza involved too.

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    OTFBC

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Unbelievable! .......not that we have turned down £8M from Bournemouth, oh no, it's Jamie2's post that I can't believe! Talk about neck of a thousand giraffes! After all the grief he has given me from the 2nd month of last season when I told you all that LG was utter dross! Amazing how a leopard can change its spots isn't it! Although that does apply to a few others on here too, it has to be said.

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    baguio

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • What we all need to be aware of is this could be a record season for the number of points needed to avoid relegation - I am going for 44 points. Clubs that we would have expected to be +3,-3 points from Norwich are way ahead, and so the probably candidates are the possible candidates. I think the 3rd relegation place could be Norwich, Swansea or Bournemouth and I would make the decision on Grabban towards the end of January and assess our own performance first over the next few games

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    Watton Warrior

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Malaga, like your style, always read your posts, but not sure that selling Grabban to a relegation rival would be the one. Weirdly I was thinking about Grabban today as I was typing up some other rubbish on another thread - cast him back to the Championship for a lesser sale. Your wish list is quite extensive too, I was thinking the same but I can't see anymore than Pinto and maybe Naismith arriving given we've bought Jarv too. We could however get another loanee in if I'm not mistaken??

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    Go_Fleck_Urself

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • C.C those kind of terms were & are now banned. PaulWho agree completely. Grabbing for all his floors is a decent striker and better than Laffs and Hoops. Charlie Austin doesn't want to leave QPR let alone London.... he is on record as stating that.

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    DerbyCanary

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Cockney those kind of terms were & are now banned. PaulWho agree completely. Grabbing for all his floors is a decent striker and better than Laffs and Hoops. Charlie Austin doesn't want to leave QPR let alone London.... he is on record as stating that

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    DerbyCanary

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • PaulWho, well said. Normal candidates candidates board bashing as usual - Mich etc.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • If Grabban doesn't want to remain at Norwich and if (as it seems) AN doesn't rate him sufficiently to pick him, what on earth is he doing here? I find it hard to believe we have actually turned down £8 million for him, even though the offer comes from Bournemouth. In a way it would be a gamble but with that kind of money plus extras, possibly from Hooper and Lafferty, we could afford a front man with a proven goalscoring record. If we can get that, improve our service from midfield and the flanks and add some significant cover at CB, then I don't see why we need to worry about Bournemouth because we then ought to be good enough to survive in the Prem regardless.

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    malaga flier

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • VictorM, the big difference is that we need 2 good keepers to cover for suspension injury so must keep Ruddy until at least end of the season. Grabban if this story is true then he should be released at that price. If B'mouth have that sort of money to throw at a striker and don't get Grabban, then will probably spend on elsewhere on a better striker.

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    DJ_FRAMBOISE

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • What is the problem? sell him with the stipulation that he cant play against us, plus if we sort out that defence no problem, he ain't that prolific a good chump player at best!!

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    Cockney.canary

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Don't you love it? Less than a week into the transfer window and we're getting "the Board must buysell, they're far too slow" postings. Probably from the same people who complained that the club didn't pay Hull's original £15 million asking price for Brady. All business, nay common sense out the window at this time of year.

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    PaulWho

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Well, this is an interesting position the club are in - tricky selling to a rival but it looks like Hooper and Lafferty are going to be leaving which should bring in about 5M if the chance is there to get 8M for him then if it were my train set I would sell but make sure real quality is bought in i.e. Charlie Austin as a known Prem goal scorer that also fits into the loan striker (big strong and good age for a couple of years). Then I would also pay the money out and get our target in from Wolves thinking more for the future.

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    David Evans

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Sorry Michigan. You beat me to it. Like minds it seems!

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    zebbee

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Can't see AN letting anyone go unless he has a better option lined up. I don't think he will keep him if he can get a replacement, the bloke wants away. Probably a good indicator that no transfers prospects or maybe Archie needs to pay her snouts a bit more. Everyone has their ultimate value though and if Bournemouth really want Grabben maybe they will pay even more. It's like football poker! Cant see Ruddy going, hit a dull patch and who would replace him and settle at such a crucial time? I bet he is a real squad man, dressing room, training buddy to Rudd, good for morale and mentor, He'll be back.

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    twopips

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • I seriously cannot believe we would just not sell him to Bournemouth because they are rivals for relegation. Is that the limit of our ambition, to finish 4th from bottom? Sell him. Use the £8 to put towards a striker who will be part of our plans going forward to help us up the league. Where is the ambition?

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    zebbee

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • If this is true, we should jump at it. We need to stay in the PL based on our ability, not by stopping our players moving to fellow relegation contenders. this really is corner store management mentality.

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    MichiganCanary

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • I honestly think that at the back of Alex Neil's mind is the worrying fact that, Grabban was quite prolific at Bournemouth and teaming up with his old team mates again...could come back to haunt us!!! I also think if AN had something more concrete in the way of a quality striker coming in it'd be, sell, sell, sell!!!...Personally, if we can get decent money like that for Grabban and Hooper, I'd just re-invest it straight into getting a proven 'Premiership' striker like Charlie Austin from Q.P.R...the money saved on both their wages would cover Austin's I'd have thought? OTBC

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    YarcoYella

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Also Jaemae hate is a strong word..... he did score some important goals for us. Yes he also missed sitters and his attitude is questionable. But 'hate' I save for serious criminals and broccoli.

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    DerbyCanary

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • The comments here all appear to be heart not head. Selling him to Bournemouth means he goes into a team built to get him chances... built around him. Meaning he is likely to score a hatfull of goals. He did before he came to us. Yes sell but to a championship club (or loan). His value is higher than Hoops as his contract is longer, and higher than Ruddy as he is a striker not keeper.

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    DerbyCanary

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Let me comment!

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    DerbyCanary

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • I agree Victor - I think this is known as a 'smokescreen' in the trade ! Ideal for covering the lack of Intention or Activity from the club - Deja Vu !

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    Raisedeyebrows

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • The comments here all appear to be heart not head. Selling him to Bournemouth means he goes into a team built to get him chances ... built around him. Meaning he is likely to score a hatfull of goals. He did before he came to us. Yes sell but to a championship club (or loan). His value is higher than Hoops as his contract is longer, and higher than Ruddy as he is a striker not keeper. Also Jaemae 'hate' is an emotive and strong word..... he did score some important goals for us. Yes he also missed sitters and his attitude is questionable. But 'hate' I save for murderers, rapists and broccoli.

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    DerbyCanary

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • For goodness sake the board must sell him for that sort of money - the same applies to Ruddy who I am afraid is past his best. What's even more important this transfer window is turning out just like the previous two - lots of talk from Carrow Road about activity in the market early, how busy they are but there is very little evidence of any productivity. For goodness sake get on with it and get the players in to meet our defensive needs and a proven striker.

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    VictorM

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Well, my vote is for us to sell, even if it is to one of our rivals to stay in the PL. Agree that he isn't worth £8M and whilst he scored some important goals for us when he first joined, he seemed to miss what looked relatively easy chances.

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    Mr Ed

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • I wouldn't sell him to Bournemouth or any other club in the bottom of the prem at any price. If he's a problem, send him somewhere nice on holiday till the summer.

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    SussexYellow

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • I understand not wanting to sell to one of close rivals (in terms of league position) but at the same time if they want to pay over the odds for a player who's not even managed to warm the bench for most of this season and has a bit of an attitude problem then for me that's only going to help us!

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    MellowYellow

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • This is mad. I don't know where to start. In no particular order: why? why? why? How is Grabban worth excess £8m and Hooper £3.5m? Turning down £8m for Grabban puts the price of Afobe up. How is Halle worth a reported £3m less than Grabban? I'm going for a lay down...

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    RichardGarratt

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Please could someone clarify if this is a rumour (Rumour Mill) or a statement of fact ? Some journalist obviously doesn't understand the difference or is obviously not worried about facts getting in the way of a good story.

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    Raisedeyebrows

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • I suppose we don't want him to go to Bournmouth because at the moment they are basically in the same position as us and he could bite us on the backside come end of season,that's probably in the back of ANs mind

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    butty

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • A bid for John Ruddy of 3mil and Grabban at 8million? AM I missing something here?? Where the figures meant to be the other way round? If this is true the sell, sell, sell! (Grabban not Ruddy)

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    MellowYellow

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Why did we turn such an offer down?! Grabban is not nearly worth 8mil. Hopefully Bournemouth will come back with an even higher offer.

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    CityCanary

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • Bite their bloody hand off! Grabban + Hooper + Lafferty must be worth in the region of a combined 15 million? That would be a down payment on some real quality.

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    MikelSA

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • If this is really true, we REALLY REALLY don't want to sell to Bournemouth... That's unfortunate. I don't hate Grabban, but he's not good enough and 7-8 mill is a lot to turn down for him.

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    jaemae2 .

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

  • If true. Then we should have jumped at the opportunity to get rid of him I'd have been happy with 5mil never mind 8mil

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    Ryan Bunn

    Thursday, January 7, 2016

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