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Transfer News: Norwich Youngster Barden Joins Bury Town On Season Long Loan

Former Arsenal scholar Daniel Barden has signed a season-long loan deal with BetVictor Isthmian League North Division side Bury Town from Premier League new-boys Norwich City.

The paperwork on the deal, first alluded to in the Bury Free Press on June 28, was completed just ahead of the 6ft 5in 18-year-old featuring for Bury in last night's 1-0 pre-season friendly defeat at lower-league Newmarket Town.

Barden joined the Canaries from the Gunners in January this year, having seen his chances limited at the north London club.

The north London raised youngster, who made a handful of appearances for Arsenal Under-18s, was a substitute for both legs of the 2017/18 FA Youth Cup final defeat against Chelsea.

After signing for Norwich in January, following a trial with the Canaries, he made his competitive debut as they were knocked out of the FA Youth Cup with a 3-0 defeat against Preston North End.

He had started pre-season with Norwich City Under-23s but was keen to get a first taste of men's football via a loan spell.

"I am really looking forward to it," he said.

"I haven't played men's football before so I am just really excited to get into the nitty gritty."

Bury Town manager Ben Chenery had been looking for a replacement to fill the number one shirt at the Blues following the departure of Luis Tibbles to higher-league Lowestoft Town.

Transfer Rumour: Norwich To Miss Out On Robinson

Norwich City offered £6 million for Preston North End forward Callum Robinson but they are set to miss out to fellow Premier League newcomers Sheffield United, according to a report in the Mail.

Norwich finished five points above the Blades in the Championship last season, sealing the title as well as automatic promotion back to the top flight. Though Chris Wilder’s tenacious underdogs are set to take some small measure of revenge.

Robinson was a target for both clubs after another promising season for Preston in which he scored a career-best 12 goals while establishing himself in the Republic of Ireland national team.

And the one-time Aston Villa youngster, who was let go by Villa three years ago though he really should have been given a chance, is now set to be rewarded with a move to back to the Premier League.

The Mail claims that Norwich offered £6 million but they have been beaten to the signing by Sheffield United, who have agreed to pay £7 million with add-ons potentially taking the deal to £10 million.

Either way, Robinson will become the Steel City side’s new record signing. And the Canaries will be hoping that he doesn't perform too well in red and white.

Deal Done: New Contract For Vrancic

Norwich City midfielder Mario Vrancic has signed a new contract to keep him at the club for another two years.

The Bosnia and Herzegovina international scored 10 goals and created eight more in 38 appearances and was a key part of the Canaries league winning squad, including the winner against Aston Villa on the final day of last season.

Vrancic, who is now 30, joined the club in 2017 making a total of 77 appearances in that time, with his new deal set to expire in 2021. Speaking to the club website, Vrancic said that he was “obviously very pleased” to extend his stay at Carrow Road.

He continued: “I’ve enjoyed myself since day one and I’m really looking forward to the future. I felt I did my job pretty well last season and I hope to continue like that season as well."

“It was definitely the best year of my career, especially because of my contribution and performances,” Vrancic added.

The stellar form that the midfielder showed towards the end of the season was rewarded with a recall to his national side for EURO 2020 qualifiers against Italy and Teemu Pukki’s Finland.

“It’s always nice to get a call from the national team but unfortunately we had two bad games. Teemu had a really good game, scoring two goals so it was tough for us to take,” Vrancic said.

Transfer Rumour: Hanley Opts Against Loan Deal To Stay And Fight For His Place

Blackburn Rovers' attempts to take Grant Hanley on loan from Norwich City have reportedly hit the buffers.

Rovers were keen to bring the 27-year-old back to Ewood Park with a loan deal being mooted, however the Lancashire side have reportedly turned their attentions to another former player in Scott Dann at Crystal Palace.

It is understood that following talks at the end of last season with the Norwich hierarchy that Hanley said he wanted to stay and fight for his place with City next season despite suffering a lack of playing time during the club's promotion charge.

The Scotland international, who signed a new contract at Carrow Road in November until 2023, had to play second fiddle to Christoph Zimmermann and Ben Godfrey in the second half of the season.

However, Hanley played a captain's role off the pitch in supporting the young pair and head coach Daniel Farke is happy with his current centre back options with Timm Klose having recently signed a new three-year deal.

Transfer Rumour: Hull Interested In Season Long Loan for Norwich's Marshall

Hull are reportedly interested in taking Ben Marshall on a season-long loan.

The 28-year-old hasn't been given a squad number by the Canaries and has been told to find a move away this summer with the Tigers appearing the most likely destination.

Marshall was signed from Wolves last summer for a reported fee of around £1.5miliion but his move didn't work out and he spent the second half of the season on loan at Championship side Millwall. The Lions' boss Neil Harris recently admitted that they won't be looking to revisit the deal again this summer.

Transfer News: Schalke Goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann Signs Season Long Loan

Norwich City have signed goalkeeper Ralf Fahrmann on a season-long loan from German club Schalke.

The 30-year-old, who has made 196 appearances in the Bundesliga, is the newly-promoted Premier League club's fourth signing of the summer.

Fahrmann, who has been with Schalke for 14 years, said there were "a few clubs" interested but Norwich gave him "a familiar feeling".

"I'm really glad and proud to sign here," he says on the club's website.

"To be a part of the Premier League, I think it's a wonderful thing for all - not only for me but also for the fans and supporters."

The Canaries' current number one goalkeeper, Tim Krul, who played every minute of every Championship game last season, signed a new three-year contract at the club in June.

Transfer News: Burnley Take Young Norwich Keeper On Trial

Burnley have reportedly taken young Norwich City keeper Jon McCracken on trial

McCracken, 19, was signed for the Canaries from Hamilton Academical in the summer of 2016 and was a regular for City's under-23s last season.

The young stopper will also head to Poland with Burnley in a bid to earn a deal - however, Sean Dyche already has England goalkeepers Tom Heaton, Nick Pope and Joe Hart in his first team squad

Transfer News: Canaries Sign Young Partick Thistle Midfielder Fitzpatrick

Partick Thistle youngster Aidan Fitzpatrick has signed for English Premier League side Norwich City.

The midfielder, 18, moves for a reported £350,000, which equals Thistle's club record fee for the sale of centre-back Liam Lindsay to Barnsley two years ago.

Fitzpatrick made his first-team breakthrough last season with 30 appearances and seven goals.

He initially joins the under-23 squad at newly-promoted Norwich.

Thistle chief executive Gerry Britton revealed on Wednesday the Scottish Championship club had rejected "several bids" for Fitzpatrick, adding "He and his advisers believe that this latest offer is too good to turn down."