AEK Athens have denied they are in talks with Norwich City left-back Dimitris Giannoulis over a pre-contractual agreement. 

Reports in Greece on Tuesday suggested the Super League leaders had 'informed Norwich' that they had opened negotiations with the 28-year-old and his representatives over joining them next season. 

Giannoulis is one of six City players who are out of contract at the end of the current Championship campaign - with talks believed to be scheduled for later this year.

As a result of his contractual situation, overseas clubs are eligible to begin negotiations to try and secure him on a pre-contractual arrangement - which would begin once his current deal expired at Carrow Road. 

AEK officials have categorically denied the reports - although the second report says he is a player of interest to them moving forward. 

"It's an invention. It doesn't exist," a spokesperson for AEK Athens told Greek outlet SDNA when asked about the Giannoulis reports. 

It's understood the likelihood is that promotion to the Premier League will be required to increase his chances of remaining in Norfolk. Giannoulis is happy at Carrow Road and enjoys his relationship with the Canaries supporters. 

Giannoulis has made 30 Championship appearances for Norwich this season and has been David Wagner's first-choice option for the majority of the campaign. 

The Pink Un: Dimitris Giannoulis has been Norwich City's first choice left back this season.Dimitris Giannoulis has been Norwich City's first choice left back this season. (Image: Focus Images)

Discussing the plans for the upcoming summer window, City's sporting director Ben Knapper revealed that he anticipated a fair amount of turnover as he seeks to stamp his own mark on the playing squad. 

"The summer is naturally the window where you are more able to do more," he said earlier this month. "There is more opportunity and the market is typically a little bit easier to navigate.

"Trying to find value is generally easier as well. We know that we have players out of contract and there is going to be some turnover in the summer and we want to continue with some of the strategic directions that I would like to take the group in.

"We're working hard to build a plan and we will be going into that window with the goal of continuing what we have started."