Rumour Mill: Rangers can forget a swoop for Norwich City midfielder Graham Dorrans, says Alex Neil

Norwich City midfielder Graham Dorrans has been touted with a summe exit to Rangers. Picture by Paul

Norwich City midfielder Graham Dorrans has been touted with a summe exit to Rangers. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City midfielder Graham Dorrans is a key part of the Canaries' Championship fight back, with Alex Neil set to reject any summer interest in his fellow Scot.

Dorrans has already been touted with newly-promoted Scottish Premiership giants Rangers but according to Tuesday's Scottish Sun Neil insists he wants the 29-year-old to stay.

The Scottish international has one year left on his existing Carrow Road deal, but Neil indicated exploratory talks have already started on a possible contract extension.

'Graham's going nowhere. He'll be staying here. I want him part of the squad for next season, he will be an important player for us,' he said.

'He's got a year left of his contract and he's spoken to us about a possible extension. There has been no interest in Graham — and Rangers won't be able to afford him anyway.'

Dorrans returned to the starting line up for the final two games of City's Premier League relegation. Neil is spending the early part of this week speaking to all his senior players as he starts the re-build for Norwich's Championship return.

Meanwhile January transfer window signing Ivo Pinto has used his official Facebook page to hint he is up for the challenge next season.

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He posted on Monday evening: 'Made my dream came true. It was not the result I expected but the way I was welcomed, the moments that I lived when I arrived in England made me sure that it was the right choice. It's time to lift our heads and continue in the fight #OTBC'

Injured midfielder Alex Tettey declined to comment on his future when questioned by Norwegian press agency NTB.

'If I want to play in the Premier League than the Championship, it's something I would keep to myself, so I'm saying no comment to that question,' he said. 'Honestly I haven't thought about my future after the relegation. All my thoughts have gone to becoming fit from my ankle injury. But I have also been very sad, because we went down from the Premier League. It was a relegation which was unnecessary, in my opinion.

'I am in the rehabilitation phase, and hope to be injury-free at the start of June. The Championship is a frighteningly tough league with many games, and that puts its toll on the body, especially mine.'