Premier League Norwich City are hoping to strengthen their defence in the January transfer window by bringing Domagoj Vida and Chima Okoroji to Carrow Road, according to reports on the continent.
Only Southampton (27) have conceded more than their 26 goals so far too, although a third of those came in that record-breaking 9-0 home defeat to Leicester City at the end of October.
So it should come as no surprise that Norwich have made a couple of new defenders their top priority heading into the winter, having had to use experienced central midfielder Alex Tettey as a makeshift central defender in recent games.
Sabah claims that Daniel Farke’s side are putting aside £9 million to buy the experienced Croatian international Vida from Besiktas. A battle-scarred centre-back with a penchant for throwing his body on the line, Vida shone as his nation reached the World Cup final in 2018 and has won league titles in both Croatia and Ukraine.
Okoroji, meanwhile, is a 22-year-old left-back contracted to Eintracht Frankfurt. He has impressed on loan at second tier Jahn Regensburg this season and could provide competition for Jamal Lewis on the flanks, as reported by Transfermarkt.de.
Norwich sporting director Stuart Webber has a history when it comes to signing little-known starlets from Germany and Okoroji could follow in the footsteps of Marco Stiepermann, Christoph Zimmermann, Moritz Leitner, Onel Hernandez and Tom Trybull.