Rumour Mill: Norwich City make their move for Glenn Murray
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Norwich City have stepped up their interest in Crystal Palace striker Glenn Murray with a bid for the experienced striker.
Skysports claimed on Monday afternoon the Canaries had joined Premier League rivals Bournemouth in the race for Murray, who featured against Norwich in the opening weekend 3-1 win for the Eagles at Carrow Road.
Murray also played the first half in Saturday's 2-1 Premier League victory for Alan Pardew's side but with Connor Wickham and Patrick Bamford moving to Selhurst Park in the summer the 31-year-old could be allowed to leave the south London club.
Bournemouth launched a reported £5m move for the frontman who enjoyed a productive end to last season with seven goals in his final 13 league appearances.
Pardew made it clear prior to the weekend he is in no rush to offload Murray.
'I brought him back from his loan (at Reading in January) and gave him the games,' he said. 'So as much as we owe Glenn, he owes us for the platform we gave him in the Premier League. He did very well for me and I have a good relationship with him.'
The Canaries have failed with bids for Wolves Benik Afobe and Stoke's Jon Walters in recent days but Alex Neil confirmed at Colney on Monday morning he is still in the market for a forward player.