Norwich City transfer rumours: Canaries linked with Scottish striker

Norwich City have been linked with Dundee United striker Lawrence Shankland

Norwich City have been linked with Dundee United striker Lawrence Shankland - Credit: Archant

Dundee United’s Louis Appere is attracting interest from south of the border - with Norwich City reportedly one of the clubs keeping tabs on the £2.5m rated striker.

The 20-year-old has caught the eye during a breakthrough season in the Scottish Championship, notching four goals and providing five assists in 22 appearances since his league debut in August.

Teamtalk report Norwich and Premier League rivals Bournemouth have been alerted to the Perth-born youngster's progress, along with Championship promotion hopefuls Leeds and the big two in Glasgow.

The Tangerines' youth prospect signed a new deal in October keeping him at Tannadice until 2022, but Teamtalk claim United would be willing to listen to offers in January.

Norwich have been active north of the border on Stuart Webber's watch at Carrow Road, notably the protracted saga to sign Motherwell's attacking midfielder David Turnbull before the return to the Premier League last summer.

Celtic appeared to win that race before Turnbull's Parkhead move collapsed after a knee issue was flagged in his medical.

City, however, have also brought the likes of highly-rated keeper Archie Mair and flying wide player Aidan Fitzpatrick south as they look to attract talent for the club's development set-up capable of eventually making the first team breakthrough at Carrow Road.