Norwich City will not be able to sign Brazilian defender Thalisson this month from partner club Coritiba due to the rules governing overseas transfers, according to reports in South America.

Coritiba-base web site, Coxanautas, claimed on Tuesday morning negotiations between the clubs should continue in the summer transfer window after Brazilian outlet, Globo Esporte, suggested before Christmas a deal was in place, which included a 'significant sell on clause and performance-related bonuses'.

The 21-year-old centre back reportedly does not meet the current points-based criteria which would be required to apply for a UK work permit and will remain at Coritiba during this month's transfer window.

Thalisson, who had also been linked with Brazilian giants Fluminense and Spanish club Espanyol, was a key part of the Coritiba youth side which won the U20 Paranaense Championship last year. 

The defender travelled to England in 2022 to train with the club's development squad at Colney, after the Canaries previously announced a formal partnership with the Campeonato Brasileiro Serie A side spanning areas such as the football, recruitment, performance, data, analysis and communication departments. 

Sporting director Stuart Webber and commercial director Sam Jeffery also visited Coritiba last summer during the negotiations that brought Gabby Sara from Brazil.