Norwich City transfer rumours: Rangers confident of sealing Graham Dorrans swoop
PUBLISHED: 09:59 28 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:08 28 June 2017
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The Canaries have reportedly accepted Rangers latest offer for midfielder Graham Dorrans.
Scottish media claim on Wednesday a £1.3m bid, plus add ons, has been agreed between the clubs and the player could now seal a move to his boyhood team if he can agree personal terms after returning to pre-season training at Colney on Monday.
The Scottish Daily Express reported at the weekend the Canaries’ board were due to discuss an improved offer after already knocking back a number of enquiries from the Glasgow outfit for Dorrans, with a series of lower bids reportedly rejected as City held out for £1.5m from the Ibrox club.
Pedro Caixinha had made the 30-year-old his number one close season target as he looks to build a squad to challenge bitter rivals Celtic’s dominance of Scottish football in recent years since Rangers well-documented financial problems.
A number of Rangers players past and present in recent weeks have made no secret of their desire to see Dorrans return north of the border. City team mate Steven Naismith admitted in recent days Dorrans would be a big loss to the club’s Championship promotion push.
The ex-West Brom midfielder spent his youth on the terraces at Ibrox and is reportedly keen to seal a Carrow Road move.
Dorrans scored six goals in 24 appearances last season during an injury-hit campaign that saw him suffer knee ligament damage at Reading on Boxing Day before damaging his ankle shortly after his return at Aston Villa in April.
The playmaker only signed a new three-year deal 12 months ago but would now appear surplus to requirements under new head coach Daniel Farke, with City needing to generate funds to bolster the German’s squad for the upcoming Championship season.