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Transfer Rumour: Norwich Chasing £15m Rated Bournemouth Midfielder Philip Billing

AFC Bournemouth midfielder Philip Billing is a transfer target for Premier League side Norwich City this summer, according to The Mirror.

Having lost both Alex Tettey and Mario Vrancic this summer, as well as last season’s Tottenham loanee Oliver Skipp, the Canaries lack depth in the middle of the park upon their return to the top flight.

And following the Cherries’ failure to follow Daniel Farke’s side with promotion of their own, Billing is one of many players who may be seeking an exit from the Vitality Stadium.

The Denmark international appeared 42 times in all competition last season, but was seen to best effect under Jonathan Woodgate, who pushed him into a more advanced midfield role.

Seven of Billing’s eight goals came in the final 17 games of the regular Championship season and he added four assists to his tally in that time as well, with the 25-year-old proving to be a prolific figure.

Bournemouth paid £15 million to Huddersfield for Billing’s services back in 2019 and the Mirror believe that the Cherries would command a similar fee to prize him away from Dorset – and Norwich have cash to spend following the sale of Emi Buendia to Aston Villa.

Transfer Rumour: Leeds Looking To Derail Norwich Gunn Move

Leeds United are attemptin to derail Norwich City’s deal for Southampton goalkeeper Angus Gunn, according to reports published today by Football Insider.

Norwich have been working on the resigning of their academy product and former loanee and have agreed a £5million-plus fee with the Saints.

However, a recruitment source has told Football Insider Leeds are also keen on Gunn, 25, and have registered their interest in a late ambush.

United are looking to offload number two Kiko Casilla this summer after he slipped behind Illan Meslier in the pecking order.  And with Gunn having been targeted by Leeds before he is regarded as the ideal competition and cover for first choice stopper Meslier.

The Whites were reportedly originally keen on signing the young English shot-stopper before his move from Manchester City to Southampton in 2018.

Gunn has fallen out of favour at Southampton and is now behind Alex McCarthy and Fraser Forster in the pecking order.

Norwich, where Gunn spent the 2017/18 campaign on loan, have had a £5million-plus bid accepted by the Saints and are negotiating other terms of the deal.

However, Leeds have made a late move to try and beat the newly-promoted side to his capture.

The keeper spent the 2020/21 season on loan at Championship side Stoke City, making 15 appearances.  Unfortunately while there he suffered an ankle injury in November which kept him out of 15 games for the Potters.  Gunn then suffered a foot injury in April which ultimately ended his season.

He has a total of 22 Premier League appearances under his belt, while he was an unused substitute for England against Brazil in 2017.

Transfer Rumour: Norwich After £15m Rated Bournemouth Midfielder Philip Billing

AFC Bournemouth midfielder Philip Billing is a transfer target for Premier League side Norwich City this summer, according to The Mirror.

Having lost both Alex Tettey and Mario Vrancic this summer, as well as last season’s Tottenham loanee Oliver Skipp, the Canaries lack depth in the middle of the park upon their return to the top flight.

And following the Cherries’ failure to follow Daniel Farke’s side with promotion of their own, Billing is one of many players who may be seeking an exit from the Vitality Stadium.

The Denmark international appeared 42 times in all competition last season, but was seen to best effect under Jonathan Woodgate, who pushed him into a more advanced midfield role.

Seven of Billing’s eight goals came in the final 17 games of the regular Championship season and he added four assists to his tally in that time as well, with the 25-year-old proving to be a prolific figure.

Bournemouth paid £15 million to Huddersfield for Billing’s services back in 2019 and the Mirror believe that the Cherries would command a similar fee to prize him away from Dorset – and Norwich have cash to spend following the sale of Emi Buendia to Aston Villa.

Transfer News: Norwich Interested In Boca Juniors Buendia Replacement

Norwich City have quickly identified their preferred replacement for Emiliano Buendia after his club-record transfer to Aston Villa, according to reports.

The club confirmed upon his exit that they would have preferred to keep him, but couldn’t turn down such a substantial sum. What’s more, Buendia himself wanted the move.

Norwich now know they have a big void to fill in their team as they look to make a better attempt at staying up next season.

And according to Argentine source Ole (via The Sun) they have already found someone who they could bring in to replace Buendia.

The player in question is Norberto Briasco, who plays in Argentina for Huracan and represents Armenia internationally (qualifying through his maternal grandfather).

Briasco has spent his entire senior career so far at Huracan, after making his debut in 2016. Now 25 years old, it could be time for him to test himself in Europe.

Norwich have overseen some clever deals in recent years and are hoping Briasco could follow in Buendia’s footsteps. The winger has an asking price of just £3.2m.

That’s double the amount that fellow suitors Boca Juniors are willing to pay. On the other hand, Norwich are ready to meet the full value and have already made contact.

Daniel Farke will then look to strengthen other areas of his squad in an effort to prepare them better for another crack at top-flight football.

Transfer News: Phillip Heise's Departure Confirmed After 1 Game In 2 Years

Norwich City have confirmed the permanent exit of left-back Philip Heise.

The German, who turns 30 later this month, will be staying with Bundesliga 2 loan club Karlsruher - having only made one appearance for the Canaries.

Signed from Dynamo Dresden for a nominal fee in January 2019 ahead of his contract expiring, City's promotion a few months later meant that Heise's only appearance came during a shock 1-0 loss to League Two side Crawley in the League Cup second round at the start of the next campaign.

He was on the bench for two Premier League games before returning to the German second tier and helping Nuremberg to scrape to survival last year.

This season he was with Karlsruher and mixing it in the top half of Bundesliga 2, eventually slipping away from promotion contention to finish sixth, with a goal and six assists during 30 appearances.

With Norwich returning to the Premier League this season it seemed unlikely that another opportunity in England would follow and Karlsruher sporting director Oliver Kreuzer had revealed last month that a permanent switch was close.

Transfer News: Club Record Transfer Fee Agreed For Norwich's Emi Buendia

Aston Villa have agreed a package worth an initial £33m to sign Emiliano Buendia from Norwich City in a record deal for both clubs.

Buendia, who was named Championship player of the season after inspiring the Canaries to promotion back to the Premier League, had also attracted serious interest from Arsenal but his preference remained a move to Villa, whose interest has been longstanding.

Arsenal had offered equivalent personal terms to Aston Villa and were growing confident of completing the signing, however, the final decision remained with Buendia and he informed Arsenal’s technical director, Edu, of his choice on Friday. Norwich respected Buendia’s wish and verbally agreed the deal with Villa that evening.

The Independent understands he will sign a five-year contract worth around £80,000-per-week plus bonuses.

Buendia, who is currently on international duty with Argentina, joined Norwich for just £1.5m from Getafe in 2018, representing a huge profit for the Canaries.

Transfer Rumour: Norwich Chasing Fulham Defender Tosin Adarabioyo

Norwich City are plotting a summer move for Tosin Adarabioyo, according to The Athletic.

The central defender moved to Fulham last summer following their promotion to the Premier League and enjoyed a decent campaign on an individual level despite the club suffering relegation back to the second tier.

Adarabioyo made 34 appearances for Scott Parker’s side, but could now be lined up for a move back to the top flight in the coming months.

Norwich City are gearing up for the challenge of the top flight themselves, and according to Canaries’ reporter Michael Bailey, the 24-year-old defender is one of the options on the club’s radar.

Writing for The Athletic, Bailey said: “Norwich are in the market for a centre-back this summer. It is also likely to be one of their biggest investments; one to break their current £10 million transfer record. And yes, Tosin is a name that features on their list of targets for the current window.

“However, there are a lot of conversations going on at the moment with players that have been nowhere near a speculation column, and I would suspect those names we don’t know are actually higher targets than those we do.”

Transfer Rumour: Norwich In Five Way Tussle For West Brom's Matheus Pereira

West Brom have informed Matheus Pereira that he will be able to leave the Hawthorns this summer if they receive around £15 million for him, according to teamTALK.

Pereira enjoyed a promising season in the Premier League despite the Baggies suffering relegation to the Championship. The attacker managed to chip in with an impressive tally of 11 goals and six assists in his 33 league appearances. That has seen him attract plenty of attention heading into the summer transfer window.

According to the latest report, the likes of Brentford, Brighton, Aston Villa and Leeds United are all in the hunt to secure his signature this summer.

Whilst it is also believed that newly promoted Norwich City are looking at him closely as they search for a potential replacement for Emiliano Buendia should he leave the club.

The report also adds that West Brom are going to allow Pereira to leave the club this summer if they receive the right sort of offer for him.

The Baggies are going to be holding out for around £15 million, but they are also thought to be willing to keep hold of him if that transfer valuation is not met by one of his potential suitors.