Norwich City transfer rumours: Robbie Brady tracked by Aston Villa

Norwich City midfielder Robbie Brady has been touted with Aston Villa next month. Picture by Paul Ch

Norwich City midfielder Robbie Brady has been touted with Aston Villa next month. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City's Republic of Ireland international Robbie Brady is reportedly a £10m transfer target for Championship rivals Aston Villa - the Canaries next opponents at Carrow Road on Tuesday night.

The Sun claimed on Monday Brady's old Hull mentor, Steve Bruce, is ready to test City's resolve to hang onto the Irishman in next month's transfer window, with the Villans poised to try and tempt Brady with a £50,000 per week contract offer.

Brady was heavily touted with a summer move away from Norfolk following Norwich's relegation from the Premier League and after an impresive Euro 2016 for his country. Everton and Premier League champions Leicester City were amongst a host of clubs linked to the 24-year-old, who surprisingly remained at Carrow Road.

The former Manchester United trainee indicated recently when he was away on international duty City's price tag may have proved a stumbling block but Brady is likely to be in demand again in the January transfer window.

The Dubliner signed a three-year contract in July 2015 when he moved from Hull City, with another year's option believed to be in the original deal that enticed Brady from Humerside.

Both Norwich and Villa could also do battle next month over a loan bid for Manchester United keeper Sam Johnstone. The 23-year-old is interesting a clutch of Championship clubs, according to the Daily Mail. Johnstone has had previous loan spells at Preston and Doncaster and has yet to make a first-team apperance at Old Trafford.

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