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Rumour Mill: Norwich City track Italy international Simone Zaza

11:43 18 November 2015

Norwich City manager Alex Neil goes head to head with Chelsea's Jose Mourinho this weekend. Photo: Nigel French/PA Wire.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil goes head to head with Chelsea's Jose Mourinho this weekend. Photo: Nigel French/PA Wire.

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Norwich City could make a renewed bid to lure Juventus striker Simone Zaza to Carrow Road in the January window.

Turin-based newspaper Tuttosport claimed on Wednesday the Canaries are still interested, after reportedly failing with a loan enquiry during the summer for the highly-rated 24-year-old.

Zaza has scored twice in nine appearances for Juve this season and played in the Champions League but has had limited opportunities to impress behind Paulo Dybala, Mario Mandzukic and Alvaro Morata.

Tuttosport suggest Zaza is desperate for game-time in the New Year to earn his place in Antonio Conte’s Italy’s squad for the Euro 2016.

Zaza has previously also been linked with Arsenal, and the latest report claims Juve would only sanction a potential move to a more established Premier League club.

Neil brought in Dieumerci Mbokani on a season-long loan from Dynamo Kiev in the closing days of the summer transfer window but with Gary Hooper at Sheffield Wednesday until January and speculation surrounding the futures of Kyle Lafferty and Lewis Grabban, Neil continues to be linked with fresh firepower.

Crystal Palace’s Dwight Gayle was recently touted with a Carrow Road move after a proposed deal collapsed in the summer.

17 comments

  • I thought we could only have two loans at the same time. Anyone know otherwise? I guess if it were true, Wisdom would be the one to make way, but we need defenders. I've heard James Collins name bandied about. Any other suggestions?

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    Mexicanary

    Thursday, November 19, 2015

  • Totally agree Swiss, only problem his wage would probably amount to more than our starting XI. But unlike some unbelievers on here AN will, and is getting it right. Hoops should be allowed to go, and Grabbs, if he still wants to go then so be it, still preferred him playing as a number 10, but hey will never know. IANIT

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    Bald Canary

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

  • Hello brew.

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    bluelight

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

  • Zlatan Ibrahimović is the obvious successor to Grant Holt and at 34, he will have deprecated a bit. Surely a couple of seasons run out in the EPL is all that he is missing from his resumé. I am sure that that Martin Olsson has been making the right connections over the international break.

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    Swiss Canary

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

  • Victor, looking at his You tube highlights this lad looks like a decent player with two good feet. Yes I know it's his highlights but Grabban's highlights before we signed him were appalling low lights with not a decent strike amongst them! The guy isn't getting game time at the moment so is unlikely to score too often surely? (a bit like Lafferty maybe?) Thanks el dingo, it's getting cheaper all the time!

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    baguio

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

  • Adobe and Grabban have a lot in common these days -neither of them have scored many goals - so a decent swap would be on the cards. As for the Italian - well he really seems to be stating the world alight with two goals already this season. Come on City now is a good time to offload Hooper, Grabban and Lafferty and buy a decent striker - not a desperate last minute buy but a decent player for a decent price and someone with a bit of promise.

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    VictorM

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

  • I'll chip in for the fuel.

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    el dingo

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

  • I get the impression that Grabban is not well liked in these haire paarts. Buh. What`s the current state of the Winkelometer? Hav he bin fergaart yit? Anyway, wuss £8.5 million these days? Kudos to Machianalli for his adept management of the situation. Class act. Cue Godfather theme and the chimes of a till. Grabban`s OK. A bit of a bandwagon hate campaign based on his beard? As a lifetime pogonophobe, I feel I can say that. I still think beardy Bailey is quite cuddly despite his vile facial fungus.

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    Mad Brewer

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

  • Of cause you can Michigan. I wouldn't be surprised if I get enough offers that it would cost us less than £1 each? My mate also recons that Afobe has stopped putting in the effort to avoid getting injured now that it's obvious that Wolves are not going up. @PaulWho, not sure why you think that LG would keep Bournemouth up? Send them down more like! I would actually prefer that he went to Bournemouth for that exact reason. OTBC

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    baguio

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

  • ethered again

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

  • Simone Zaza. Simone Zaza. ??? sounds like a Hungarian starlet from the sort of movie your mother would not like.

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    wivenhoebudgie

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

  • I'd rather have Afobe at Carrow Rd than Zaza. 2 goals in 9 games is not what I'd call prolific. With that ratio he'd be lucky to reach double figures and this is the premier league.

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    canarytrev

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

  • Baguio. Like it. Can we chip in for gas?

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    MichiganCanary

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

  • Perhaps signing a brick layer and a painter who can quickly paint in a crowd scene in the goal mouth would be a better investment . . . Norwich will go down this year because they can't stop conceding goals. Don't expect the clean sheet against Swansea to become the norm. Conceding at least 1 goal per game seems to be the actual norm. Watching other sides 2 things become obvious - they can organise a defence and when attacking they don't give the ball away easily.

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    manbythesea

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

  • That would make more sense than selling him to Bournemouth. Imagine him going to the south coast and keeping them up, at our expense!

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    PaulWho

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

  • Well said Baguio. And I'll drive you back. Can't see us beating the 'Arsenal' to this Italian striker though.

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    canarytrev

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

  • Rumour has it from a Wolves fan collegue that Lewis Grabban will be their player by February. They're assuming that Afobe will be going the other way. If it's true I'm prepared to drive him there for free! INWT

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    baguio

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015

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