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What The Nationals Say

With no concrete news of how talks are progressing as expected  The Guardian is about the only national saying anything remotely different than to yesterday.  The rest continue to keep going on about our ex manager and his unveiling, which is rivetingly interesting for City supporters I am sure.

The Guardian says:

The Birmingham City manager was "reluctantly" granted permission on Wednesday to meet Norwich officials, who identified the 53-year-old as their preferred candidate and could conclude their search by Thursday.

Norwich would have to pay a £1m compensation fee to secure Hughton's release from a rolling one-year contract at St Andrew's, a sum that would rise should he then bring members of his Birmingham back-room team, such as his assistant Colin Calderwood and the first team coach Paul Trollope, with him.

Then Dail Mail pops up with who Hughton is bringing with him and perhaps a little more exciting is his 1st transfer target.

Chris Hughton will make Curtis Davies his first signing when he is named as the new Norwich manager this week.

Hughton is expected to be confirmed as the new Norwich manager on Thursday and wants to take defender Davies with him to Carrow Road.

As well as raiding St Andrews for £4million rated Davies, Hughton also plans to take his backroom team of Colin Calderwood, Paul Trollope and the Championship club’s chief scout Ewan Chester with him as well.

They then go on to give tips for the next Blues manager:

Birmingham, meanwhile, plan to approach currently out-of-work bosses such as Lee Clark and Gianfranco Zola as they seek to replace Hughton



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