City 'chasing Plymouth defender'

CHRIS LAKEY Norwich City are reported to be one of four clubs chasing Tony Capaldi after the defender confirmed he will be leaving Plymouth on a free transfer.

CHRIS LAKEY

Norwich City are reported to be one of four clubs chasing Tony Capaldi after the defender confirmed he will be leaving Plymouth on a free transfer.

The Northern Ireland international has spent the last four years at Argyle, but says he is ready for a fresh challenge - with Norwich, Sunderland, Crystal Palace and Wolves all said to be interested.

“I'm talking to three or four clubs at the moment and it's just a case of deciding what the best move is for me,” said Capaldi. “But I don't want to rush into anything and then regret it.


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“I want to go to a club with decent ambition and where I think I have got a good chance to play. A move closer to my home in Birmingham would be nice.”

Sunderland made two offers for Capaldi in January - one thought to be a swap involving striker Chris Brown, who eventually moved to Carrow Road, and the other a £200,000 bid - but both were rejected by Argyle.

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Canaries boss Peter Grant is believed to have more pressing concerns than left back or left midfield where Capaldi plays - Grant already has Adam Drury, who signed a new four-year deal this week, and Simon Lappin, who only arrived from St Mirren in January.

Meanwhile, City's hope of beating Scottish giants Celtic to the signature of teenage striker Mark McAllister from Irish League club Dungannon Swifts looked to hav e been dashed.

City, Leeds and Cardiff have expressed an interest in the 19-year-old but Celtic are expected to complete his transfer over the weekend.

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