Cantwell set to stay at City despite United, Everton and West Ham interest - report

PUBLISHED: 19:28 06 January 2020 | UPDATED: 19:29 06 January 2020

Reports suggest City midfielder Todd Cantwell is set to stay at the club this window. 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Reports suggest City midfielder Todd Cantwell is set to stay at the club this window. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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Norwich City academy graduate Todd Cantwell is set to stay with the club this month despite interest from Manchester United, Everton and West Ham, according to a national newspaper report.

Cantwell's performances are rumoured to have drawn interest from a host of top-flight clubs 
Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdCantwell's performances are rumoured to have drawn interest from a host of top-flight clubs Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

Cantwell has been linked with a move away from Carrow Road following his sparkling form in the Premier League. The England Under-21 midfielder is level with James Maddison, Dele Alli and Jack Grealish on six Premier League goals, with his performances prompting interest from other top-flight sides.

The Sun are reporting that United's interest in the Dereham born midfielder has flushed out other clubs who are keen to test City's resolve.

The Canaries aren't under any financial pressure to sell during this window, with Cantwell another of City's starlets to get linked with moves away from the club. Manchester City and Tottenham Hotspur have also been rumoured to have displayed interest in Cantwell.

The report states that Cantwell isn't pushing for a move away from Norfolk this window and wants to help Daniel Farke's men in their bid for survival.

Cantwell has burst onto the Premier League stage with confidence after struggling to nail down a starting berth last season. His last goal arrived in the Canaries Premier League fixture on New Year's Day against Crystal Palace.

Quizzed about potential departures this month, City boss Farke reiterated it would take an eye-watering offer for City to part with their young talent during this window: "I am not worried at all about any bidding, if there is interest in our players it means that we are doing many things alright," Farke said.

"Our situation has changed, in the last transfer windows we always had to sell our best players. At the moment, if we are honest we cannot afford really top class players, but we don't have to sell any players and that's a good situation.

"Our financial situation is quite relaxed and we know that we need all our key players to have a chance of creating a big sensation (and surviving).

Cantwell has scored six Premier League goals this season. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images LtdCantwell has scored six Premier League goals this season. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

"For that we are not tempted at all to sell our best players. In this situation you never know, sometimes there is an unbelievable offer and the club decides to do some business but we are in such a comfortable situation that I don't expect any business."

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