No deal for Norwich City stars insists Neil Adams

Norwich City midfielder Nathan Redmond has already been touted with a January exit. Picture by Paul

Norwich City midfielder Nathan Redmond has already been touted with a January exit. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Warding off predators is a key part of Neil Adams' January transfer strategy.

The Norwich boss insists the Canaries have the financial muscle to trade again after a major summer makeover to the squad he inherited from Chris Hughton, but keeping hold of the likes of Nathan Redmond and Gary Hooper is also vital.

Adams is not expecting another frenetic foray into the market after bringing in nine players during the previous window.

'We'll be ready for it. I repeat the priority for us is to keep players here,' he said. 'We know there will be bids and interest, I am pretty sure there will be, that was the same in the summer after relegation and we were in a strong position financially with the debt being cleared. Of course you have to balance the books moving forward, but the priority is to keep the players and improve on the squad. I don't want to bore anyone with the no comment thing but we won't talk about names in or out.

'I think it is tougher to do business now because in the summer you are not up and running, we are halfway through the season and clubs with players playing in teams elsewhere will be unwilling to sell. We certainly don't want to sell ours, so it is a lot tougher to go and get them.

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'This is my first January window but you can see the dynamic of how it works. Clubs are going to enquire for players doing well at teams but by the same token those clubs are not going to want to release them. It won't be as frantic as the summer.'

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