No fire sale at Norwich City after Premier League relegation
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Alex Neil has warned Premier League vultures there will be no fire sale at Norwich City.
The Scot knows City's relegation will spark a summer of fevered speculation his best players are heading for a Carrow Road exit. Neil revealed yesterday he will hold talks with all his first team squad next week after the Premier League swansong at Everton.
Midfielders Robbie Brady and Nathan Redmond are sure to be in demand, with Redmond already being touted with a £10m close season move to top flight trio West Ham, Crystal Palace and Stoke City.
'People who want to come and tempt Norwich players are going to have to come and get their money out. We won't be selling players on the cheap,' said Neil. 'The one thing I will make clear is we are not in any need to sell players. There is no need to sell, we are financially stable and in a really strong position even though we are dropping down a division.'
The likes of experienced midfielder Gary O'Neil is out of contract this summer while a clutch of the Canaries' senior players are about to enter the final year of current deals.
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'Everyone under contract is a Norwich player. We don't need to sell anyone and we want to have a team that is hungry and up for the fight,' said Neil. 'If you want to talk about players with one year left it depends who they are, how they performed during the course of the season, where they deem themselves and where we deem them.
There is a whole variety of things that we have to look at. Because they are a senior player doesn't mean we have to sign them up and keep them ticking along. If they haven't performed well enough that is not necessarily the case. I have meetings scheduled with every one of them and that will happen next week.'
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