Norwich City rival Newcastle United for transfer of Celtic star

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Norwich City are reportedly joining Newcastle United in the race to sign Celtic defender Kristoffer Ajer this summer.

The Norway international has been strongly linked as a top target for Newcastle in recent times, but the Magpies want to speed things up if they want to win the race for his signature.

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According to The Athletic, Norwich are also chasing a deal for Ajer, with the Canaries undoubtedly likely to be keen to strengthen their squad after winning promotion to the Premier League.

Ajer could be ideal to give Norwich a boost after the blow of losing star player Emi Buendia to Aston Villa recently.

Newcastle are surely the bigger name here so should have some advantage over a club likely to be battling to avoid heading straight back down to the Championship at the end of next season.

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