Norwich City manager Chris Hughton has admitted his interest in bringing Newcastle United winger Jonás Gutiérrez to the club, but stopped short of announcing that a deal has already been completed.
The Argentinian is heavily fancied to join the Canaries in the near future, with Gutiérrez taking to Twitter over the weekend to announce his seemingly imminent departure from St James' Park.
thanks for the messages. I enjoy my 5 years at the club, I hope the club finish the highest this season and the best to my team mates.
Canaries boss Hughton worked with the 30-year-old during his time on Tyneside, with Gutiérrez playing a key role in helping the Toon gain promotion back to the Premier League in 2010.
– Chris Hughton, Norwich City Manager
"There is interest in Jonás (Gutiérrez).
He is a player that I know very well from my time at Newcastle but at this moment there's nothing else to report on that.
He's an Argentine international, and he knows the league, so he certainly brings experience and quality."
If Gutiérrez does put pen to paper at Carrow Road, he would become Hughton's first signing of the January transfer window.
The former Real Mallorca man has 22 caps for his country and is perhaps best known for his trademark 'Spiderman' celebration.
Gutiérrez pulls on the mask as a dedication to a little boy he met in a Spanish cinema.
The boy asked him to score a goal for him, and Gutiérrez promised to wear the mask as a tribute to the boy's favourite film which was 'Spider-Man.'