City target Nelson given extra time to sign Hartlepool deal

Defender Michael Nelson, reported to be a target for Norwich City, has been given an extra week by Hartlepool United to make a decision on his future. Nelson, 29, was offered a new deal nearly a month ago and is yet to put pen to paper.

Defender Michael Nelson, reported to be a target for Norwich City, has been given an extra week by Hartlepool United to make a decision on his future.

Nelson, 29, was offered a new deal nearly a month ago and is yet to put pen to paper.

The Gateshead-born centre-back has more than 250 league games behind him for Pool and is well-known to City assistant manager Ian Butterworth.

But Huddersfield are also thought to be monitoring the defender's progress - with former Hartlepool and Norwich coach Paul Stephenson in the Terriers' backroom staff.


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Brighton and Hibernian are also reported to be in the running and Clive Hart, Nelson's agent, admits that his future is likely to be away from Victoria Park.

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