Norwich City manager Alex Neil feeling good about transfer business

Alex Neil has run the rule over Wolves' Benik Afobe.

Alex Neil has run the rule over Wolves' Benik Afobe. - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Alex Neil is enjoying the cut and thrust of the final days of Norwich City's summer-long transfer quest.

The Canaries' chief has made personal checks on Wolves' Benik Afobe and Marseille's Nicolas Nkoulou over the past fortnight, and expects to hit the phones right through to Tuesday's deadline to complete his Premier League squad makeover.

'It will be busy but I am feeling really good about the whole thing,' he said.

'It is difficult to say how busy we will be. We are doing everything we can and that will continue to be the case, so I don't feel I have to justify myself to anyone or anyone else here who is working hard at the club.

'I have said before maybe one in three of the players we get linked to have any substance. For me to go through them all and sift through each one and tell you which may be right, which may be wrong is a waste of my time. At the moment until anything is concrete there is no point speculating.'

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Norwich have failed with three bids for Afobe, and Wolves' chief Kenny Jackett is banking on his striker staying at Molineux.

'They (Norwich) are wasting their time,' he said.

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'Although there's been renewed speculation and other bids we haven't changed internally in terms of how we feel. No figure has been discussed. The reason is that our club are not selling at this particular moment. Benik's obviously aware of the speculation but he hasn't asked for a transfer. For him what he has to do is keep scoring goals and his career will flourish.'

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