Norwich City defender Martin Olsson is desperate for Premier League move amid West Ham interest
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Martin Olsson is desperate to leave Norwich City and join a Premier League club, according to the player's agent.
Hasan Cetinkaya claims the Canaries have reneged on an agreement to sell the defender should City receive a certain fee and also confirmed 'multiple bids' have been rejected this summer.
West Ham had a bid in excess of £3m rejected according to Cetinkaya, who pointed out the fact his client could leave on a free next summer when he will be out of contract with City.
'It is true that they (Norwich) received multiple bids, both from other clubs abroad and also in the Premier League,' Cetinkaya told the Football Channel. 'There are clubs who have put very well (good) bids (in), especially considering that it's only a year left on the contract. Norwich tries to stop the transfer, it is the fourth time now.
'We had an agreement on a sum – now Norwich want even more. It does not work quite so in football. Martin has been loyal to Norwich. It is not acceptable that they do (reject bids).'
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With doubts over Robbie Brady's Norwich future, City can ill-afford to lose another left-sided player just days before the start of the Championship season.
However, Cetinkaya says Olsson is determined to leave.
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'The danger for them (Norwich) is that Martin can write in a 'pre-contract' in a few months. Then they don't get a dime. We would prefer that he leave now and get well paid.
'Martin is very clear that he does not want to play in the Championship and he wants to take the next step. He would particularly like to play in the Premier League, when he was so good in the Championship too. Martin is not a Championship player. But we do not give up. We are optimistic.'