Norwich City has released a statement on its website confirming Paul Lambert has handed in his resignation - but the club says it has not accepted it.
The Club regrets to confirm that Paul Lambert has offered his resignation from his position as Norwich City Manager.
"We have fought hard to keep Paul at Norwich City and have not accepted his resignation whilst discussions with another club are taking place. However, whatever happens, we want to place on record our sincere gratitude for everything Paul has done for the Club over the last three fantastic seasons."
Norwich boss Paul Lambert is the clear bookies favourite to take over as manager of Aston Villa. His odds to take over at Villa have been slashed to 1/10 with Roberto Martinez at 10/1 and Roberto Di Matteo and Ole Gunner Solskjaer at 12/1.