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Norwich City Reject Improved Chelsea Offer For Keeper John Ruddy

Canaries determined to keep England ‘keeper.

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Norwich City have reportedly rejected an improved offer from Chelsea for goalkeeper John Ruddy, according to Sky Sports.

New Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho is looking for a new custodian to go head-to-head with Petr Cech next season after releasing Hilario and Ross Turnbull and Hilario on top of letting highly rated Belgian international Thibaut Courtois rejoin Atletico Amdrid for the third consecutive season.

Last week the Stamford Bridge outfit tabled a bid in the region of £5 million, which was quickly rebuffed by Canaries boss Chris Hughton. Chelsea went away for the weekend and came back with an improved undisclosed offer on Monday, which Norwich have rejected yet again.

Ruddy signed for Everton in 2005 from Cambridge United, but he made just one appearance in five seasons with the Merseyside club and was loaned out to a number of sides including Stockport, Crewe and Motherwell.

Then having failed to make the breakthrough with the Toffees, Ruddy decided to move to Norwich in July of 2010 where he has been one of the Premier League’s most eye catching ‘keepers,  even though he missed out on parts of last season through injury.

Chelsea have been left with just young Sam Walker as the club’s only back-up to Cech.

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