TRANSFER LATEST: Norwich City miss out on Lewis Holtby but look set to keep Wes Hoolahan

Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolahan has to get his mind back on the job. Picture by Paul Chesterton

Norwich City midfielder Wes Hoolahan has to get his mind back on the job. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd - Credit: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Norwich City still look poised to hang onto wantaway midfielder Wes Hoolahan as the transfer window draws to a close.

Carrow Road chiefs look set to spurn the Irish ace's dreams of linking up with his former boss Paul Lambert at Aston Villa – even though Hoolahan is clearly unhappy in Norfolk.

The playmaker has had a transfer request turned down by the Canaries and is said to have had an off-air exchange with a television reporter yesterday which shows his growing frustrations at the move not coming off.

Chris Hughton – who yesterday added Joseph Yobo to his ranks on loan – will not be, as rumoured, signing Lewis Holtby. The Tottenham midfielder is training with Fulham on Transfer Deadline Day ahead of a proposed loan move.

And winger Wilfried Zaha, linked with City briefly, will not arrive because he is set to line-up against the Yellows tomorrow after completing a move from Manchester United to Cardiff City until the end of the season.


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Centre-back Scott Dann looks likely to move to Cardiff or Crystal Palace while Olympiakos defender Kostas Manolas was also said to be on the Canaries' radar – but they look unlikely to sign him too.

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