Transfer window: What could happen before 11pm deadline at Norwich City
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It’s transfer deadline day, but not quite as we know it, especially if you’re a Norwich City fan.
The transfer window officially closes at 11pm on Monday evening. However, Norwich fans won’t be able to fully exhale until Friday, October 16 at 5pm when the domestic-only window closes, effectively eliminating any chance of any further stars being plucked beyond Jamal Lewis and Ben Godfrey.
So all eyes are on overseas clubs today if you’re a Canaries supporter. With that in mind we’re going to look at what could happen in the remaining hours...
The right-back has been linked with the majority of top European clubs this window, not that he has let it affect his form for Norwich City during that time. Even when news broke that Barcelona had come calling he was arguably Norwich’s best player on the pitch in the 2-2 draw with Preston. That Barca ship has sailed with the Catalans concluding a deal for Ajax right back Sergino Dest (and then possibly regretting it judging by keepy-uppy skills at his unveiling). But Bayern Munich, who had also been in for Dest, are also still reportedly interested in Aarons whilst AC Milan and Roma have also been mentioned.
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Having been told he can come off the naughty step at Carrow Road it now looks like the Argentine will be remaining in NR1. However, that’s not to say he isn’t coveted – early in the window Buendia was linked with both Atletico Madrid and Valencia but both those trails have since gone cold. Fenerbahce fans got very excited last week when rumours emerged the Turkish giants were interested but sporting director Stuart Webber has been putting the phone down on any clubs talking about loaning his players without an obligation to buy next summer. Villareal were also linked but it seems unlikely the Spaniards will be able to get anywhere near City’s valuation of in excess of £20m.
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The Cuban-born winger was linked with Turkish champions Istanbul Basaksehir over the weekend by the Sun’s Alan Nixon.
However, their interest appears to have waned given Norwich’s asking price according to Nixon. It would certainly take a princely sum as City head coach Daniel Farke is looking towards Hernandez to provide some cut and thrust to Norwich’s attack.
The Turkish side could be an attractive prospect to Hernandez given they will be playing in the Champions League this season but has always given the impression he is happy in Norfolk. Do they even have Argos in Turkey?
There have been rumours in Switzerland that the defender is wanted by former club Basel, who have just loaned out star defender Omar Alderete to Hertha Berlin for the season. Reports suggest Basel could fill this void with Klose but it appears unlikely City would sanction the sale of another centre half in the wake of Ben Godfrey’s departure to Everton.
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Tom Trybull, Moritz Leitner and Josip Drmic. All three are surplus to requirements at Carrow Road although it has been strangely quiet on the rumour front for all three. Besiktas were linked with Trybull a few months back whilst a PA report credited several Championship clubs monitoring both Leitner and Trybull. One thing is for sure, Norwich will be doing all they can to smoke out any European interest in these three before this evening to get them off the wage bill.