Norwich City reported to be interested in Birmingham City’s Curtis Davies

As Norwich City players returned for pre-season training today, Birmingham centre-back Curtis Davies was again being linked with a move to Carrow Road.

One national newspaper claimed the Canaries were prepared to offer striker James Vaughan on a season-long loan to the Blues as part of the deal.

New manager Chris Hughton is reported to be keen for 27-year-old Davies to join him at Norwich.

Hughton has already taken his backroom staff to Colney with England goalkeeping coach Dave Watson the latest recruit.

Davies is valued at about �4m, while Vaughan was a �1.5m capture by former City boss Paul Lambert from Everton last summer.

In an injury-plagued season, however, Vaughan made just six first team appearances for City, starting his only Premier League game at Blackburn in April.