Canaries close in on Swedish international.
Norwich City are in discussions with Martin Olsson, after they agreed a £2.5million fee with Blackburn Rovers according to the Daily Mirror.
Gary Bowyer was reluctant to lose his Swedish international to the Premier League side after admitting feeling no pressure to sell this summer. But after the 25 year-old did not return to training, Bowyer accepted the left back’s decision to leave (without a formal transfer request) and listened to offers.
“He might have ambitions to play in the Premier League, and I do understand there’s a World Cup coming up as well,” Rovers boss told BBC Lancashire.
“I had a good conversation with him [Martin] on Friday. I told him it would be up to him, in terms of what he wanted to do, and if things don’t work out for him where he wants to possibly go to, he’d be welcomed back into the squad.”
If City agree terms with the Swede, he will join up with fellow new arrivals Nathan Redmond and Ricky van Wolfswinkel, with English striker Grant Holt recently departing for Championship side Wigan Athletic and goalkeeper John Ruddy now staying at Carrow Road amid interest from Chelsea.
Bowyer will now look to bring new faces to Ewood Park with the funds from the Olsson sale, as a potential move for Liverpool outcast Jay Spearing appears to be on the cards.
Chris Hughton on the other hand will look to continue his summer spending by landing Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld, who recently admitted he is impressed by the club’s vision and ambition, FC Twente midfielder Leroy Fer, and Celtic striker Gary Hooper.