Marshall signing moves closer

DAVID CUFFLEY Norwich City's long wait to sign Celtic goalkeeper David Marshall could soon be over, according to the player's agent. The Canaries are reported to have negotiated a fee of close to £1m with Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell.

DAVID CUFFLEY

Norwich City's long wait to sign Celtic goalkeeper David Marshall could soon be over, according to the player's agent.

The Canaries are reported to have negotiated a fee of close to £1m with Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell.

Marshall played five matches on loan at Carrow Road last season before suffering an ankle injury, and have had at least one bid rejected by the Glasgow club, but manager Peter Grant insisted they would not give up their pursuit of the Scotland international.

"If Celtic manager Gordon Strachan gives the go-ahead, David will have a medical on Monday or Tuesday," Willie McKay told BBC Sport.

"He just wants to play regularly and, with Peter Grant, Jim Duffy and Bryan Gunn there, he won't be homesick."

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City have already signed one goalkeeper this summer, with Matthew Gilks arriving from Rochdale on Wednesday.

Marshall's progress at Celtic stalled while he was left behind Poland goalkeeper Artur Boruc in Strachan's plans.

Mark Brown was bought for £100,000 from Inverness Caledonian Thistle as number two to Boruc.