Dimitris Giannoulis has confirmed no conversations have taken place over a new deal at Norwich City, but he would welcome the chance to discuss his future at Carrow Road. 

The Greek international has entered the final 12 months of his deal at the club and is looking to bounce back after a season of underperformance for the team and injury struggles personally.  

Giannoulis has been linked with moves away from Norwich throughout his time at the club after joining from PAOK back in January 2021, initially on a loan deal before it was made permanent for £6.2million later that year after City's promotion to the Premier League. 

As of January, Giannoulis is free to sign a pre-contractual agreement with any overseas club and has confirmed that no conversations surrounding his long-term future in Norfolk have been held. 

"No. Not yet," Giannoulis said, "But we still have a lot of time. 12 months is a lot of time so it's still too early to discuss about that. 

"Of course (I would like to have the conversation). I belong to the team, so first of all I need to speak to the team first and the sporting director to find a solution, but, as I said, this is still too early for that."

Giannoulis has featured heavily in pre-season and played 80 minutes as Norwich recorded a 1-1 draw against AZ Alkmaar in the Netherlands.

He has formed part of a defensive unit that has been looking more secure since the start of pre-season - conceding just three goals in their warm-up matches so far. 

Norwich still need to find the solutions to their lack of creativity, but Giannoulis believes building strong foundations is the key to improvement ahead of the new season. 

The Pink Un: Dimitris Giannoulis featured in Norwich City's 1-1 draw with AZ Alkmaar.Dimitris Giannoulis featured in Norwich City's 1-1 draw with AZ Alkmaar. (Image: Martyn Haworth/Focus Images Ltd)

"It was a really good test for us against a really good team," Giannoulis said after the draw in Dirkshorn. "You saw that they had the ball more than us, but we created some moments.

"We need to improve many things before the Championship season begins. We're working on it. First of all, we need to defend well, if we don't concede then we will score goals because we have good offensive players.

"First defensive and then the rest will come."