Lewis Grabban available to face Norwich City for Bournemouth on Saturday

Lewis Grabban of Norwich in action during Norwich City's 2-1 loss at Manchester City in October. Pic

Lewis Grabban of Norwich in action during Norwich City's 2-1 loss at Manchester City in October. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City manager Alex Neil has confirmed that Lewis Grabban will be available to face the Canaries for Bournemouth on Saturday.

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The striker completed a move to the Cherries for around £8million yesterday, signing a three-and-a-half-year deal.

Norwich are believed to have made a profit of around £4.5m on a player they signed from Bournemouth in the summer of 2014.

The City boss, speaking at his pre-match press conference ahead of tomorrow night's Premier League match at Stoke City, has said the 27-year-old is now available to play for Eddie Howe's side.

Neil, when asked if there was a deal in place to prevent his former player from coming up against Norwich at the weekend, simply said: 'Lewis Grabban is a Bournemouth player now.'

It is unclear whether Bournemouth home clash with West Ham tonight will be too soon for Grabban but there is nothing to prevent him facing City on Saturday.

Howe's team currently sit two points behind the Canaries in the table, in 16th place, and lost 3-1 at Carrow Road in September.