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Transfer Rumour: Norwich Leading Chase For Striker Jamal Lowe

Bournemouth forward Jamal Lowe is set to leave on-loan this month with more than a dozen clubs in the mix to land his signature, TEAMtalk understands.

The 28-year-old striker joined The Cherries a year go ago from Swansea in a £1.5million deal and helped them seal promotion to the top-flight.

However, since their promotion to the Premier League he has been limited to just two appearances for Bournemouth.

Now a host of clubs are looking to claim his signature and give him regular game time in the process.

We understand Norwich and QPR are leading the chase for him, although League One leaders Ipswich Town are also hoping they could pull of a huge coup and persuade him to move to Suffolk.

Lowe has scored 114 goals in 418 career appearances, while his best spell came in non-league at Hampton & Richmond Borough.

During his time at Dean Court, the experienced frontman has notched eight times in 39 outings.

Lowe was born in England and actually played for the England C team, before making his full international debut for Jamaica in 2021.

He has gone on to score twice in four appearances for the Reggae Boyz.

Transfer Rumour: Todd Cantwell Medical Imminent At Rangers

Norwich City midfielder Todd Cantwell is reportedly in Glasgow for a medical with the Englishman set to become the first signing of the Michael Beale era at Rangers.

That’s according to Vital Rangers, who claim an inside source has told them that the 24-year-old midfielder has already made the trip up north with a view to sealing a switch.

This comes with Todd Cantwell out of contract at Norwich City come the end of the season and Rangers looking to bolster their squad with young, hungry players who have a point to prove.

Once the blue-eyed boy of the Norwich City Academy, Todd Cantwell exploded onto the scene in the Premier League only a few seasons ago, managing six goals from midfield in 19/20 despite the Canaries’ eventual relegation.

But since then the player’s career has stalled somewhat and despite playing 18 games this season, Cantwell isn’t viewed as a key first team player in the Carrow Road club’s squad.

Amid the reported links to Rangers, the midfielder was also left out of the Norwich City squad for their 1-0 FA Cup third round defeat to Blackburn Rovers.

The links also come at an interesting time for the Championship club, with David Wagner coming into replace Dean Smith with the team mid-table (11th) in the English second tier.

Rangers manager Michael Beale also faced questions on Todd Cantwell after the 2-0 win over Dundee United and stopping short of confirming the interest, the manager had plenty to say about the Norwich City star.

“Todd was an excellent player when he was young and playing against my Liverpool Under 23s,” said Michael Beale [Rangers].

“I thought he would go on and have a fantastic career. He had that at the start and he is maybe just looking for a move to re-ingite it but I think he is a fantastic player at a good age.”

Former England U21 international Todd Cantwell has made 129 appearances for Norwich City, scoring 14 goals and laying on 12 assists.

Meanwhile, one reported set of Rangers transfer rivals have seemingly moved elsewhere in their hunt for a midfielder.

Norwich Head Coach Vacancy: David Wagner 'Due To Hold Talks'

Norwich City are reported to be set to hold talks with David Wagner over their vacant head coach role, a report published in The Sun has stated today.

The Canaries are currently looking for a new boss following the sacking of Dean Smith last Tuesday, which came after a run of just three wins and seven defeats in 13 Championship games, and amidst significant fan unrest at the overall performance and playing style of the team.

Now it seems as though that could potentially open the door for Wagner to make a return to English football.

According to this latest update, Norwich are set to hold talks with Wagner about him taking over from Smith at Carrow Road, with the 51-year-old understood to be a strong contender for the role.

The German coach has a pastrelatonship with Norwich sporting director Stuart Webber, the pair having previously worked together at Huddersfield, who Wagner guided to promotion to the Premier League in 2016/17.

Although he kept them in the top-flight the following season, he was then sacked in January 2019 with the Terriers heading rapisly towards relegation back to the Championship.

Since then, Wagner has had a spell working in his home country with Schalke, before more recently taking charge of Young Boys of Bern in Switzerland, who he left in March 2022.

Dyche the bookies early favourite to replace Smith

Sean Dyche is the early favourite to replace Dean Smith in the next Norwich manager odds market.

Following the dismissal of Dean Smith by Norwich City, the Canaries are looking at Sean Dyche to replace the 51-year-old and guide the club back into the Premier League.

After a 2-1 defeat to Luton Town, Norwich currently sit in 5th place in the Championship. Their next fixture will be Reading at home this Friday and the club will be looking to get someone in quickly with games coming quick and fast in the Championship.

So, who are the early favourites to become the next Norwich permanent manager?

Sean Dyche

Sean Dyche is still jobless with his name linked with a host of different jobs since leaving Burnley last season. Dyche has vast experience in the Championship as a player and manager, as a manager he guide Burnley to the Premier League twice and it would be some appointment if Norwich was able to get him. He is currently the best price of 4/1 to join Carrow Road.

Chris Wilder

Chris Wilder left Middlesbrough on October 3rd but is already linked with a swift return into management with the 55-year-old now a best price 5/1 to replace Smith. Wilder knows how to get teams promoted to the Premier League, as he did so with Sheffield United in 2019, and Norwich will be keen to keep their promotion chances on track.

Steven Gerrard

Former Aston Villa and Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has been out of work since late October when the 42-year-old was sacked by Aston Villa hierarchy. After having great success at Rangers where he guided them to a Scottish Championship, he had a tough time at Aston Villa and only managed two wins with them this season but can he be the man to guide the Canaries to the Premier League? He is currently the best price of 8/1.

Scott Parker

Scott Parker is also reportedly on the Norwich board wish list with the 42-year-old having vast experience in getting clubs promoted from the Championship. Parker managed to guide Bournemouth and Fulham to promotion and will understand the challenge required should the board look for a more experienced hand. He is currently the best price of 12/1 to join Carrow Road.

Transfer Rumour: Young Brazilian Defender Set To Sign

Norwich City are set to sign young Brazilian defender Thalisson Gabriel ahead of next season.

That is according to, a Brazilian outlet, who report that Coritiba have agreed to sell their young defender to the English side, with a partnership between the two sides having been established earlier this year.

In the report there are no fees are mentioned, but the potential sale of the 20-year-old is understood to be a permanent transfer.

According to a seperate report in the Eastern Daily Press, Brazilian journalist Rogerio Scarione has been reported to have indicated that a transfer fee in the region of £600-700K has been agreed for the player.

Thalisson has played just three senior matches for Coritiba, with this deal taking advantage of a club partnership established between Norwich City and Coritiba six months ago.

At the time, Canaries Sporting Director Stuart Webber said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Coritiba. This new and exciting relationship will allow us to further continue our development and reach into new territories.

“When Brexit was on the horizon, we started a project to increase our knowledge in South America, as we felt the rules would open that market somewhat.

“This exciting project has led us to an official partnership with Coritiba, which will be mutually beneficial for both clubs over the coming weeks, months and years.

“Mariela Nisotaki and our scouting team in South America deserve a lot of credit for the work done so far. I am sure both football clubs will feel the benefit of this exciting partnership.”

Bali Mumba Wins EFL Young Player Of The Month Award

As far as loan spells go, Bali Mumba's has probably been one of the most successful in the English Football League this season.

The 21-year-old wing-back has capped an excellent start to his season at Plymouth Argyle with two goals and two assists in establishing himself in League One's table-topping side.

But it was his first home goal for the Pilgrims - against Norwich's bitter rivals Ipswich Town - that has endeared him to supporters of his parent club.

"Norwich fans loved it more than me," he joked to BBC Sport ahead of a training session.

"That was a great moment. Just to get a goal in front of the home fans was enough. The fans are incredible, so I always wanted to get a goal at home just to see what the atmosphere's like.

"After the game I saw the reactions of everyone. I didn't really think they would clock on as much as they did, but after the game I went on Twitter and saw the messages and stuff like that. That was when I was like 'OK, this is pretty big then'."

The former England youth international has started 12 of Argyle's opening 13 League One matches - only goalkeeper Michael Cooper and centre-back Dan Scarr have started more - having grasped a chance presented to him in part by summer signing Mickel Miller's pre-season thigh injury.

"It's been incredible. Since day one I've enjoyed my time and because I'm enjoying being here it's showing on the pitch," he added.

"When I'm at a place where I feel good I think that's where I play my best football. It's showing on the pitch how much I'm enjoying it."

Bali Mumba's one Premier League appearance came at Manchester City in August 2021

Mumba began his career at Sunderland, where he broke into the fringes of the first-team squad in 2018 before joining Norwich City for an undisclosed fee in the summer of 2020.

He made six first-team appearances in the 2020-21 season and came on as a half-time substitute in Norwich's 5-0 loss at Manchester City in August 2021 - his only Premier League game - before spending the second half of last season on loan at Peterborough United in the Championship.

Mumba hopes that following in the footsteps of players such as James Maddison, Fabio Carvalho, Conor Gallagher and Jude Bellingham, who have all been named EFL young player of the month in previous seasons, will be a foundation for a successful career.

"It's a huge honour for me. Great young players have won this award and it's something that I've always been inspired to try and get," he said.

"My biggest aim is to just to be able to play football at the highest level that I can get to. That's the overall target of it all.

"By the time I finish my career I want to look back and say I played at this level, this level, I finally managed to reach the highs that I can get, which is Premier League.

"That's something that's a dream for me that I'm working towards, but I don't like looking too far ahead of what's to come.

"Right now I'm just living in the moment and just trying to do the job here and do well here, and the future will worry about itself if I can play my part here right now."

Transfer Rumour: Norwich Considering Leeds Youngster In Search for Defensive Reinforcements

Norwich City are reported to be interested in signing Leeds United centre back Charlie Cresswell, according to journalist Alan Nixon.

After coming through the youth ranks at Leeds, Cresswell went on to make five Premier League appearances for the Whites last season.

However, he has now dropped into the Championship for the current season, and is spending the season on loan at Millwall.

Since that move to The Den, the 20-year-old has scored three goals and provided one assist in nine league appearances for Gary Rowett’s side, who are currently 13th in the second-tier table.

Now it seems as though that form is starting to attract attention in the defender from elsewhere in the Championship, and Norwich – who are currently second in the Championship are said to be monitoring Cresswell, as they consider a potential move for the centre back.

Head Coach Dean Smith Angry With Norwich Performance vs Preston

Norwich City manager Dean Smith was left angered by his side after they lost 3-2 at home to Preston North End on Saturday.

It was the first Championship defeat for the Canaries in nine games as they were beaten by the league’s lowest scorers.

Prior to this game, Preston had scored just four goals this season and had failed to score more than once in a game.

It left Dean Smith angry with the former Brentford and Aston Villa boss believing the game should have been over in the first half.

Speaking to Norfolk Live, Smith said: “Start we wanted. Game should be over after 20 minutes. Our attacking play in that spell was what we wanted.

“Then we give away two, maybe even three, sloppy goals. That is very unlike us. We still created chances but I am annoyed, disappointed, frustrated. We don’t normally do that. Which is what makes me a little bit angry because that is not like us.”

Smith also took aim at the Preston players and officials for time wasting: “They slowed it down at every opportunity. I don’t blame them, I blame the officials for not dealing with that. The officiating for delaying was really poor.”