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Reports: Bournemouth close in on £8 million deal for Norwich City's Grabban

Lewis Grabban could be about to rejoin Bournemouth. Credit: PA

AFC Bournemouth are closing in on an £8 million move for Norwich City striker Lewis Grabban, according to reports.

The Cherries have submitted a number of bids for Grabban, who they sold to Norwich for £3 million in 2014.

The Canaries have always refused to do business with a team that they consider to be relegation rivals, but they could be about to have a change of heart.

Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe refused to comment on speculation surrounding Grabban's future during a press conference today (January 11).

Norwich confirm Pinto signing

Ivo Pinto in action for Dinamo Zagreb against Arsenal in the Champions League. Credit: PA

Norwich City have confirmed the signing of Portuguese right-back Ivo Pinto from Dinamo Zagreb for an undisclosed fee, subject to paperwork.

The defender, who turned 26 yesterday, has been capped internationally up to Under-21s level and joins the Canaries on a three-and-a-half year deal.

Ivo Pinto. Credit: PA Images

"I'm very excited to come here and play for a big club in the Premier League."

– Ivo Pinto

City boss Alex Neil said: "Ivo has had Champions League experience this season, playing against Arsenal and Bayern Munich where he did very well."

Alex Neil. Credit: PA Images

He’s a Portuguese Under-21 international and at only 26 has his best years ahead of him. He is an athletic and good defender and will bring us options at the back.

– Alex Neil


Colchester United swoop for Norwich City goalkeeper Kean

Jake Kean will spend the next month at Colchester United. Credit: PA

Norwich City goalkeeper Jake Kean has joined Colchester United on a month's loan.

The 24-year-old moved to Carrow Road in the summer after being released by Blackburn Rovers, but is yet to make an appearance.

"I've heard some fantastic reports on Jake and I really hope that he can play a massive part in helping us to achieve our goals between now and the end of the season.

Jake's played a lot of games into the Championship and he's someone that I wanted to bring into the group."

– Kevin Keen, Colchester United manager

Norwich City midfielders Andreu and Thompson return to Carrow Road

Tony Andreu is back at Norwich City. Credit: PA

Norwich City midfielders Tony Andreu and Louis Thompson have returned to the club after their loan spells at Rotherham United and Swindon Town came to an end.

Rotherham had hoped to keep Frenchman Andreu for longer but Canaries manager Alex Neil wants to involve him in his first team squad.

"Tony has stuck at it and done well since he's got back into the side.

We fully understand Norwich's reasons and would like to thank them for letting us have him."

– Neil Redfearn, Rotherham United manager

Norwich City midfielder signs for Blackburn Rovers

Elliot Bennett has teamed up with former boss Paul Lambert at Championship side Blackburn Rovers.

The winger had been signed by Lambert while he was in charge of Norwich.

Bennett joined Norwich in 2011 and went on to make 79 appearances for the club, scoring three goals.

Reports: Norwich City winger Bennett set for Blackburn Rovers switch

Elliott Bennett celebrates Norwich's promotion to the Premier League along with Jonny Howson. Credit: PA

Blackburn Rovers are reportedly close to signing Norwich City winger Elliott Bennett on a permanent deal.

The 27-year-old has been on loan at Bristol City for much of this season, and had looked set to extend his stay at Ashton Gate.

However, it's understood that former Canaries manager Paul Lambert is hoping to be reunited with the player who he signed from Brighton in 2011.

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