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Cameron Jerome Relishing The Challenge Of Ipswich Game

Norwich striker Cameron Jerome says he and his team-mates are relishing the pressure ahead of Sunday's derby at Ipswich.

The Canaries go to their local rivals for a noon showdown on Sunday and Jerome knows it's a huge occasion.

City were victorious the last time the East Anglian duo met - winning 4-2 on aggregate in the 2015 play-off semi-final ties - and Jerome is looking forward to renewing the rivalry, saying pressure is something that goes hand in hand with a derby game.

He told reporters: "Everyone is talking about the match and that's the kind of pressure you want as a player. It's intense and I'm sure it will be a daunting task for us to go there on Sunday and get a result. Personally, I thrive under that pressure because I find it exciting.

"All the ingredients are there for it to be a good game. We've had the upper-hand in the last few years so hopefully we can continue that." He added: "We'll look to be aggressive and take our game to them. Anything can happen in a game like this, so we've got to be prepared."

Transfer Rumour: Young French Defender Jerome Onguene Is A Done Deal

Norwich City have agreed a deal to sign highly-rated centre-back Jerome Onguene from Ligue 2 side Sochaux, according to a number of media outlets.

Onguene is regarded as one of the best young defenders in Europe after impressing for club and country over the last couple of years.

The 18-year-old has been a regular in the Sochaux side for the past two seasons and he helped France win the European Under-19 Championship.

A number of Premier League clubs have been linked with a move for Onguene, but Norwich have moved quickly to agree a deal for the centre-back.

Onguene, who can also play at right-back, will provide cover and competition for first-choice centre-back pairing Timm Klose and Ryan Bennett and Norwich boss Alex Neil sees him a valuable addition to his squad as he looks to win promotion back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

Ipswich Town FC Owner Under Investigation By Police

You may well have heard some recent speculation from Brazil concerning the allegation from the local Police there that a company called THG Sports has been involved in an illegal ticket scam 'that involved the illegal selling of tickets at prices well above face value, under the camouflage of hospitality packages".

It turns out that THG Sports is a company that Marcus Evans, owner of Ipswich Town is known to be involved with.

Marcus Evans is rarely seen in person at Portman Road but his company logo is the main club sponsor emblazoned across the club's shirts.

His personal wealth is estimated by the Sunday Times Rich List to be £765 million, and his company, the Marcus Evans Group, has a number of business interests, including Ipswich Town and this company, THG Sports.

Officials of an associated firm, Pro 10, including Patrick Hickey, president of the Olympic Council of Ireland and the European Olympic Committees - have already been arrested and it seems as though Marcus Evans could potentially be next.

Detective Ricardo Barbosa told reporters: "Tickets that were passed on to committees were resold by them at higher prices through companies created by them and their partners." Barbosa says that an arrest warrant has been issued for Evans and that he has alerted Interpol.

Under 18s Manager Graeme Murty To Leave Canaries

Norwich City Under-18 manager Graeme Murty will leave the club at the end of the week to join Rangers, Norwich City have confirmed.

Murty will take up the role of Head Development Squad Coach at the Scottish Premiership giants, with City placing on record their thanks and best wishes for the future to the man who has led one of their key academy age groups.

Murty joined the Canaries’ from Southampton in 2014 as Under-16s boss before taking over the Under-18s 12 months ago.

Last season the 2013 FA Youth Cup winners reached the quarter-finals.

Transfer Rumour: Fulham Interested In Norwich's Sebastien Bassong

Fulham are showing interest in Norwich City's seemingly out-of-favour centre-back Sebastien Bassong but are unwilling to match his wages.

Cottagers boss Slavisa Jokanovic knows the Cameroon international defender well, having worked with him during Bassong's successful loan stint at Watford two seasons ago.

Bassong has fallen behind Timm Klose and Ryan Bennett in the first-team pecking order at Carrow Road during the opening weeks of the new season, and may yet be behind Russell Martin when the captain returns to fitness too, but Norwich may not be looking to offload the defender on a free transfer.

The 30-year-old has one year left on his current City deal but, according to the Daily Mail, Fulham would be unable to match Bassong's current Canaries salary.

Norwich have been linked with a move for Sochaux's young central defender Jerome Onguene in the last few days.

 

Norwich City Set To Win Race For Young French Defender

Norwich City are set to win the race for defender Jerome Onguene, according to journalist Andrew Gibney on Twitter.

Onguene was spotted at Carrow Road watching Norwich’s clash with Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday evening, and Gibney has since stated that he is set to join Alex Neil’s side this summer.

Onguene is described by Gibney as “young”, “raw” and “good in the air”. The centre half was previously linked with Aston Villa and Crystal Palace, but Norwich appear to have won the race for his signature.

The French Under-19 international scored an own goal against England in the Under 19 European Championships, but was a key member of the France squad as they won the whole tournament.

The 18-year-old look set to join from French Ligue 2 outfit Sochaux, where he played 23 games last season despite his young age.

Gibney adds that although signing is a risk, but he is a talent and has the qualities to become a very good centre half for Norwich.

Norwich Vs Sheffield Wednesday - Team Line Up Confirmed

Norwich

Brady in for Jacob Murphy, Captain Russ Martin only on the bench

Ruddy; Pinto, Bennett, Klose, Olsson; Howson (c), Tettey; Hoolahan, Naismith, Brady; Jerome.

SUBS: McGovern (GK), Martin, Bassong, Canos, Mulumbu, Morris, Jo. Murphy.

 

 

Rumours Linking Norwich With Forrest's Britt Assombalonga Continue

These rumours have been doing the rounds for a number of weeks now and may yet end up running to deadline day in a few weeks time

With Assombalonga a surprise absentee in the Nottingham Forest line up last night  reports suggest that Norwich have stepped up their attempts to sign Britt Assombalonga from Nottingham Forest, having allegedly lodged an improved bid of £7m for the striker.

The former Peterborough United striker is yet to prove he is fully back to his best after being out for 13 months, but the Canaries are seemingly undaunted as they seek fresh firepower following relegation.  The powerful forward had scored 16 goals in 33 games for Forest in his first two seasons with the Championship side but a severe injury limited him to just four games last season.

He returned to start this season and netted twice on the opening day win over Burton Albion