Rumour Mill: Youssouf Mulumbu and Tottenham full-back DeAndre Yedlin set to join Norwich City

West Bromwich Albion's Youssuf Mulumbu holds off a challenge from West Ham United's Carlton Cole dur

West Bromwich Albion's Youssuf Mulumbu holds off a challenge from West Ham United's Carlton Cole during the Barclays Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire. - Credit: PA

Speculation is growing that Norwich City are set to confirm the signature of former West Bromwich Albion midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu.

U.S. national soccer team player DeAndre Yedlin takes part in a training session at Fulham's Craven

U.S. national soccer team player DeAndre Yedlin takes part in a training session at Fulham's Craven Cottage stadium in London, Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham) - Credit: AP

The Canaries are also being linked with a loan deal for Tottenham Hotspur full-back DeAndre Yedlin, due to the impending arrival of Burnley's Kieran Trippier at White Hart Lane.

Mulumbu was released by West Brom at the end of last season having fallen out of favour under manager Tony Pulis following the signature of Darren Fletcher from Manchester United in the January transfer window.

The Democratic Republic of Congo international is 28 years old and made 211 appearances in six years for the Baggies after joining from French giants Paris Saint-Germain, initially on loan, in 2009.

The battling central midfielder made 21 appearances for West Brom last season but featured in only six matches following his return from the African Cup of Nations at the start of the year.


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If the free transfer is confirmed, Mulumbu will join former Baggies team-mate Graham Dorrans as City's first permanent signings ahead of their return to the Premier League.

The Daily Telegraph also report that Yedlin could be heading to Norfolk.

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Spurs are due to wrap up the £3.5million signing of Trippier from Burnley, after the defender reportedly completed a medical, and that could allow them to let their speedy USA international out on loan.

The full-back joined from MLS side Seattle Sounders in January but has made just one brief Premier League appearance so far.

Yedlin was a star in the MLS and caught the eye in last summer's World Cup in Brazil due to his lightning pace.

With Canaries skipper Russell Martin seemingly remaining as a central defender in future, manager Alex Neil could well be in the market to provide competition for Steven Whittaker at right-back.

With Kyle Naughton having enjoyed a successful season on loan at Carrow Road from Spurs earlier in his career, having joined Swansea for £5m this January, the north London club could well favour Norwich as a temporary home for their highly-rated prospect.

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