Midfield ace is not for sale, warns boss.
Norwich City manager Chris Hughton has issued a hands off warning to any clubs thinking of signing midfielder Robert Snodgrass this summer, according to Sky Sports.
West Ham United have reportedly been the most interested in taking the former Leeds player away from Carrow Road as Sam Allardyce looks to rebuild his own squad.
However, Hughton has ruled out the idea of selling the Scottish international by insisting that he is still a central figure to his plans at the club.
“I think it’s testament to how well the players have done but we are in a good place at the moment,” Hughton told the Pink Un. “We want to ensure we keep hold of our best players and we are a club at the moment that doesn’t need to sell.
“We are looking to strengthen and not let players go. He (Snodgrass) is definitely a player who is very much in our plans.”
Meanwhile, Hughton has denied that Norwich are to pull out of the race to sign Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella. Reports in Italy have suggested that the Canaries have made an approach for the 30-year-old as they look to add another striker next to Ricky Van Wolfswinkel after losing Grant Holt to Wigan Athletic earlier this summer.
“I’ve heard and seen those reports in the press,” added Hughton. “But it’s exactly the same as our work with Gary (Hooper) – from our side we worked in the correct way, very much behind the scenes and until there was something official to say we didn’t say it.
“I think the fact there are some players that are being linked with us in some ways is a good thing because it means we are trying to be pro-active and we are trying to improve. But certainly until there is anything to say we will wait.”