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Norwich City transfer rumours: Oliveira set to join Besiktas

PUBLISHED: 13:49 28 November 2018 | UPDATED: 16:59 28 November 2018

Is Nelson Oliveira finally on his way out of Carrow Road? Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Is Nelson Oliveira finally on his way out of Carrow Road? Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Nelson Oliveira could be set to end his exile at Norwich City with a proposed January loan move to Turkish club Besiktas - ahead of a permanent summer switch.

Oliveira was touted with the Turkish giants earlier in the week and now Turkish sports newspaper, Fotospor, report on Wednesday the clubs are set to agree a six month loan deal ahead of a permanent deal that could net Norwich 3m euros.

Fotospor report City would prefer a straight sale in the New Year, rather than an initial loan option, with talks on going between the clubs.

Sporting director Stuart Webber admitted at the club’s AGM last week that they hoped to find Oliveira a new club in January.

“If he stays, no one really wins,” he said. “We are open to offers for him in January. He is open to leaving because he knows he needs to play football.

“As a club we have an expensive asset sat there and for him his career is disappearing and you only get one opportunity. He knows that. Nelson and I have an honest relationship.

“We speak at least once a week on it. It is very professional. There are no problems.

“He has not been banished out of the group. He trains every day. I can’t speak highly of how he has handled it.”

The 27-year-old has not featured in City’s first team since the final day of last season.

The former Benfica forward is under contract at Carrow Road until 2020, after signing a four-year deal in 2016. Oliveira has plundered 19 league goals in 65 appearances for the Canaries.

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