Italian club Hellas Verona have now made a formal loan-to-buy offer for Norwich City striker Adam Idah. 

The offer, which has been formally sent to Norwich, is an initial loan for the remainder of the season and contains an option for the Serie A side to buy the 22-year-old striker, who has scored seven Championship goals. 

Genoa have also displayed an interest in signing Idah this month. 

It's understood Idah is feeling frustrated over a lack of consistent game time at City and has fallen down the pecking order once again after Josh Sargent's return to full fitness. The Ireland international would like to explore options away from Carrow Road.  

Idah turns 23 next month and feels he needs regular football to continue his development. Norwich were believed to be open to the idea prior to Hwang Ui-Jo's hamstring injury that led to the termination of his loan from Nottingham Forest. 

That means it is now unlikely that Norwich will sanction a departure for Idah this month, with only Sargent and Ashley Barnes their other striking options and the prospect of incoming business limited. 

The Pink Un: Only Jon Rowe has more goals than Adam Idah at Norwich City this season.Only Jon Rowe has more goals than Adam Idah at Norwich City this season. (Image: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd)

The likelihood of Hwang returning to Carrow Road is slight, however. The South Korean international is contending with allegations of sexual misconduct in his home country, which he denies, and is understood to be pricey. 

Idah penned a five-year deal with Norwich last February but hasn't taken a forward step in his development in that period. 

The striker was close to joining Doncaster Rovers on loan prior to his breakthrough FA Cup hat-trick against Preston in 2019, with Norwich then pulling the plug on that deal. 

When asked about speculation linking Idah with a move away from the club in the remaining days of the window, Wagner said he expected him to remain at Carrow Road. 

"We are not super strong in numbers in general for the squad and on the striker position as well so I can't see this happening," Wagner said after City's Anfield defeat, "but you know as well as I do that everything I tell you today might not stay the same in the next four days.

I don't expect anything, but the transfer window is sometimes very crazy."