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City Star Ben Godfrey Hasn't Given Transfer Rumours Any Thought

The 22-year-old has been linked with a host of top clubs during the last 18 months since his rise to first team regular at Norwich City, and links to Borussia Dortmund, Red Bull Leipzig and Newcastle United have all surfaced as City’s relegation was sealed this week.

Godfrey was asked if he had thought about where he will be playing next season, following Tuesday’s 1-0 defeat at Chelsea, he replied: “Absolutely not. I’m just somebody that lives in the here and now. My only thoughts right now are to get some food in me, have a shower and recover for the game on Saturday.

“That’s my job, so that’s as far as I think ahead - I’m looking to try and help the boys get three points at the weekend.

“That’s what we’re paid to do so that’s where my focus is right now.”

Stuart Webber: Any Norwich Departures "Will be on our terms"

The canaries sporting director confirmed on Monday that there are no bids on the table for the any of Norwich's promising young stars such as Max Aarons, Ben Godfrey, Emi Buendia or Todd Cantwell.

Both Godfrey and Cantwell have already been linked witha number of potential moves before the season is even out, both at home and abroad, while Aarons has been a regular feature in the transfer gossip columns ever since his Norwich City breakthrough.

Webber expects firm interest to arise over the coming weeks, with Premier League clubs eyeing up the best Carrow Road talent

“We are difficult to negotiate with when we are selling, and we hold all the cards on our young players,” he said. “Not one of them has less than three years left on their contracts. They owe us, we owe them.

“They are homegrown, and British players cost more. That is almost a Premier League tax these days. We are fortunate we have a few of them. I am sure there will also be interest in our younger ones.

“But that will be on our terms"

“If it is top clubs, like when Leicester came in for James Maddison, you have to respect they can pay him and us a lot of money, and the player has his own personal ambitions. But will we sell someone on the cheap just because they say they want to go? No chance.

“If you sign a contract a year ago it doesn’t mean you can swan off into the sunset.

“They are good guys. They care and the majority of their agents get it. Will there be interest? Of course, but on our terms. Has there been interest? No."

“The staff here know I am fair and it won’t be deluded figures we ask for, but we also need good characters to get us back up."

“We got just over £20m for James Maddison, after one season in the Championship, and we needed the money."

“So what I would be saying to people is please have a look at that before you pick up the phone to us. That has set the benchmark for our club.”

“There will be changes. After three years it is probably natural to freshen it up. Whatever division we are in,” said the club’s sporting director. “Any player we recruit permanently has to be able to help us if we get back to the Premier League.

“Some of those departures will be on our terms and if it is time for players to go we will do that quickly.

“There are some Covid challenges, and there will be a hole to fill. But the way our finances are mapped out we don’t have to worry about that now and we can do some bits of transfer business.

“We are in the best place, financially, since myself and Daniel have been here.”

Transfer Rumour: Liverpool Monitoring Norwich Duo Todd Cantwell and Jamal Lewis

According to separate reports from The Mirror, Norwich City duo Jamal Lewis and Todd Cantwell have been monitored by Liverpool as potential transfer targets in the summer window.

Both home-grown players are 22 and have very bright and promising futures ahead of them. Before the global pandemic and with Norwich’s Premier League status, there was no reason that Norwich City couldn’t command ambitious price tags for two of the countries best upcoming talents.

In the full-back department, Jamal Lewis is at an age that means if he develops further, Liverpool would make a potentially significnt return on their investment further down the line and he would certainly serve as good quality cover at left-back for current first choice Andy Robertson.

Liverpool still do not have sufficient cover for the Scotsman and a number of players who are not accustomed to that position such as James Milner and Neco Williams have had to cover in recent times if ever Robertson was unavailable.

Profile-wise, Lewis has been far less attacking than Robertson this season under Daniel Farke, who employs his full-backs in a more defensive manner compared with Liverpool.

Todd Cantwell meanwhile, would represent a good replacement for Adam Lallana who will depart the club at the end of this season. It would also help ease the pressure on youngster Curtis Jones who has been already deemed as the Lallana’s natural replacement.

While there is limited hard evidence of Liverpool showcasing an interest in the two players other than the Mirror press reports, history has repeatedly shown that they are more than accustomed to keeping an eye on the players of relegated clubs.


Brentford are looking to sign free agent Diallang Jaiyesimi, according to journalist Alan Nixon on Twitter

The winger is a free agent having been released by Norwich City and is not short of options.

He is also wanted by Swindon Town after spending last season on loan at the County Ground. However, the newly-promoted League One side will have to face competition from Thomas Frank’s Brentford for his signature.

Jaiyesimi, who is 22 years old, scored four goals in 22 games last season for Richie Wellens’ side to help them gain promotion from League Two.

He started his career on the books at non-league side Dulwich Hamlet and went onto make five appearances for their first-team before Norwich snapped him up in January 2016.

The London-born man has since played three times for the Canaries’ first-team, as well being regular for their youth sides.

He got his first taste of regular senior football on loan at Grimsby Town during the 2017/18 season and played 34 games for the Mariners in all competitions.

Jaiyesimi then spent time on loan at Yeovil Town the season after and scored twice in 11 matches for the Glovers. He then moved to Swindon last summer.

Transfer Rumour: Sheffield United to launch £10m bid for Todd Cantwell

Sheffield United are reportedly ready to launch a £10m bid to sign Norwich City midfielder, Todd Cantwell, according to news from the Daily Star today.

Cantwell has been one of the shining lights in another wise dissapointing season for the Canaries, who all but saw their hopes of survival ended with a defeat at Watford last night.

Relegation for Norwich is reportedly set to cost them. A number of sources claimed yesterday that wages will be slashed if they go down, leading to a number of players being sold on too, although that should ahrdly come as a surprise to norwich fans.

And it looks like midfielder Cantwell is going to be one of those players. Cantwell, along with the likes of Max Aarons, Ben Godfrey, and Jamal Lewis, is among a group of young footballers at Carrow Road who are highly thought of within the game.

22-year-old midfielder Cantwell has scored six times this season for Daniel Farke’s men, adding a further two assists. His attacking runs from deep and willingness to get into the box make him an ideal signing for clubs looking to add a threat from midfield.

Transfer Rumour: Norwich Slap £50m Price on Ben Godfrey

According to reports in the media this morning, Norwich City will demand up to £50m if they are to lose their highly-rated young English central defender Ben Godfrey.

German clubs Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig are among those keen to sign the England U21 international, with the Canaries looking almost certain to be relegated from the Premier League. in the next few weeks

Norwich believe the 22-year old will become an England first-team regular in the future and are adamant, therefore, that he will not leave on the cheap if they do indeed slide back into the Championship.

The centre-back is under contract until 2023 and has made 29 appearances to date, including in Tuesday night's 2-1 defeat at Watford, and he has impressed in the top-flight despite a difficult season for Daniel Farke's team.

However, reports in the German media would seem to suggest that both Dortmund and RB Leipzig value Godfrey at about half of what Norwich wish to secure for him if he leaves this summer.

Formet Canaries Youngster Diallang Jaiyesimi Attracting Interest from 'Most of League One'

The Sun journalist Alan Nixon has reported on social media that recently released Norwich City starlet Diallang Jaiyesimi is attracting interest from his former loan club Swindon Town and reportedly also “most of League One”.

At the end of his loan spell with League Two champions Swindon Town, winger Diallang Jaiyesimi returned to parent club Norwich City. Upon his return to Carrow Road, Jaiyesimi was released and has as a consequence now become a free agent. However, it has been claimed that the young forward is attracting significant transfer interest from just one league below where his former club are likely to find themselves next year.

The Sun journalist Alan Nixon provided an update on Jaiyesimi’s situation on Twitter over the weekend. When asked if Swindon Town would look to offer the attacker a deal he said that the Robins were among a number of sides interested and when later asked if other clubs had made offers, Nixon said “most of League One” are in for Jaiyesimi.

Jaiyesimi, 21, impressed while on loan with Swindon Town. Injury problems got in the way in the early days but became a star performer upon his return to full fitness and the first team. He scored four goals and creating one assist in 23 appearances, impressing on the wing an in attacking midfield.

The youngster started out with Dulwich Hamlet before joining the Norwich youth ranks in 2016. Jaiyesimi never appeared for the Canaries’ senior side, spending time on loan with Grimsby Town, Yeovil Town and of course last season, Swindon.

Now, with a whole host of clubs said keen on Jaiyesimi, it will be interesting to see how his situation pans out this summer.

Transfer Rumour: Three Clubs Targetting End Of Season Move for Ben Godfrey

According to reports from the national newspapers today, Spurs are showing keen interest in signing Norwich City's young central defender Ben Godfrey this summer.

The England Under-21 star, who is valued at £25million, is also wanted by German clubs Borussia Dortmund and RB Leipzig.

The likes of Liverpool, Arsenal, and Lyon had previously registered interested in the youngster who has endured a tough season at Carrow Road.

The young defender has played 25 out of 33 Norwich’s Premier League games this season.

With Norwich destined to drop back to the Championship, the Canaries are expected to lose some of their key players like Godfrey, Buendia, or Max Aarons.

Godfrey has impressed in his debut Premiership season for Daniel Farke’s side. The report claims that Norwich could cash in if they drop into the Championship.

The 22-year-old has shown leadership skills for club and country, and he would be a smart signing for Jose Mourinho’s side.