Huddersfield wait for offers as Norwich City target Pilkington asks to leave
Rumoured Norwich City target Anthony Pilkington has asked for a transfer.
The winger has told his current club Huddersfield Town that he wants to try his luck elsewhere, with the Canaries one of a number of clubs thought to be waiting in the wings.
The former Manchester United trainee, who broke a leg against Rochdale in March, scored 14 goals last season, including a run of six in consecutive games, and was a firm fans' favourite at the Galpharm Stadium. He signed a contract extension to 2014 on Christmas Eve last year but now wants a move.
'Anthony contacted Lee Clark yesterday and said he wanted to leave the club and achieve his ambition to play at the highest level, from the start of next season,' Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle told the club's official website.
'I have spoken to Anthony at length personally over the last 24 hours and tried to convince him to stay but his mind is firmly made up.
'Coming closely after the departure of Lee Peltier is doubly disappointing, but not a real surprise – I can understand his ambition.
'There has been a lot of speculation regarding his future, especially after the Old Trafford final (where the Terriers missed out on promotion to the Championship when they were beaten 3-0 by Peterborough).
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'I have told Anthony I will not stand in his way. As hard as it may be, if a Premier League club comes in for him and we get the right offer he will be allowed to leave.
'We will wait and see how things develop.'
The newly-promoted Canaries were rumoured to be interested in Pilkington, 23, after reportedly being rebuffed by Leeds United following an enquiry about Robert Snodgrass.
But, speaking a couple of weeks ago, Huddersfield boss Clark dismissed reports of a �1.75m bid from City.
Clark, former assistant manager at Carrow Road, insisted: 'There's been no contact.'
He added: 'He's one of the best players in the Football League and I'm not surprised he's being linked with Premier League clubs.
'The rumours are pretty much inevitable, but the figures being talked about are hugely below our valuation, and the best way to look at them is that they confirm we are doing the right things in signing talented young players and developing them.'