Keeper report could be good news for Norwich City

Norwich City's hopes of re-signing goalkeeper Fraser Forster received a boost yesterday by reports claiming his parent club Newcastle are chasing a World Cup stopper.

Norwich City's hopes of re-signing goalkeeper Fraser Forster received a boost yesterday by reports claiming his parent club Newcastle are chasing a World Cup stopper. The Sun claimed Magpies boss Chris Hughton was interested in Algerian Rais M'Bohli.

Ventsislav Stefanov, president of M'Bohil's club Slavia Sofia, confirmed Newcastle's interest.

'There is a real interest from Newcastle but it is too early to speak about a transfer. I will await the best offer for the player and the club to make a decision,' he said. Newcastle already have Steve Harper, Tim Krul and Forster on their books - and if Hughton adds another keeper then perhaps that eases the way out for Forster for a season-long loan. Norwich aren't alone in their interest, with Burnley reportedly keen on the 22-year-old, but it all rests with Hughton, who also has to deal with speculation linking the likes of Andy Carroll and Steven Taylor with big money moves away from St James' Park. 'I can categorically say that we have not had one bid or any interest in any of our first-team players, and we wouldn't welcome any either,' he said.