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Norwich City transfer rumours 2017: Martin Olsson ‘£5m fee agreed’ for move to Premier League strugglers Swansea as Paul Clement’s first signing

PUBLISHED: 16:00 11 January 2017 | UPDATED: 16:24 11 January 2017

Martin Olsson has left Norwich City for Swansea City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

Martin Olsson has left Norwich City for Swansea City. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images

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Norwich City have reportedly agreed a £5m fee with Premier League strugglers for left-back Martin Olsson.

That is according to Telegraph journalist John Percy, who broke the news on Twitter this lunchtime – with The Mirror also reporting the Swans were closing in on signing the Canaries’ Sweden international.

Olsson signed a new one and a half-year deal with City, which was announced in November.

However, the left-back came close to joining Swansea two years ago and it seems that interest has been rekindled this window, with new Swans boss Paul Clement eager to make his first signing.

Swansea are under serious threat of being relegated from the top flight, and want the 28-year-old to step following the loss of form from Neil Taylor – who also broke his cheekbone in training this morning.

It’s been an afternoon of speculation for the Canaries, with three big names linked with possible January exits and Barnsley striker Sam Winnall a reported target this month.

With fellow left-sided defensive cover Robbie Brady being heavily tipped for a move away from Carrow Road and a £12m price tag slapped on his head, it’s hard to imagine City boss Alex Neil being able to afford the departure of both players this window – certainly without bringing in replacements.

Brady serves the final game of his three-match ban on Saturday, when City head to the Championship’s bottom club, Rotherham United.

Brady was sent off in the goalless draw at Brentford on New Year’s Eve, with the Canaries’ subsequent appeal to the FA failing to overturn the decision.

Olsson played the full 90 minutes of City’s FA Cup third round draw at home to Southampton at the weekend.

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