Norwich transfers: Chris Hughton keen on Ricky van Wolfswinkel

Norwich transfers: Canaries boss Chris Hughton admits he is interested in signing Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky van Wolfswinkel

The Sport Review staff
By    
chris hughton
Chris Hughton replaced Paul Lambert as Norwich City boss in June Photo: nPower

chris hughton

Chris Hughton has confirmed Norwich City are interested in signing Sporting Lisbon striker Ricky Van Wolfswinkel.

The Canaries manager is desperate to strengthen his attacking options after having a £5m bid for Gary Hooper rejected by Celtic last week.

While the Hoops star is Norwich’s top target, the former Republic of Ireland coach has also been linked with a move for Queens Park Rangers forward Jamie Mackie.

Van Wolfswinkel is the latest name to be touted with a possible switch to Carrow Road before the January transfer window closes, and Hughton confirmed Norwich’s interest.

“Yes, I have seen those reports on him and there is an interest from ourselves but how far that interest has gone from us I don’t know. But certainly there is an interest,” said Hughton.

Hughton has revealed his frustration at the inflated transfer fees this month, but the Norwich boss remains positive about landing a striker before Thursday’s deadline.

“We’ve been endeavouring to do that,” he added.

“People on the outside think it’s very easy to bring in the players you want. It doesn’t work that way.

“If you look at the strikers who’ve come in you’ve got to look at the circumstances. That’s generally big fees and big salaries.

“These are things that we have to work around. We’re still hopeful that come Thursday we’ll have some additions.”

You can get 12/1 enhanced odds on Chelsea to beat Man City. Click here to sign up for an account now. T&Cs apply.

MORE: Get TREBLE the odds on any sports bet. T&Cs apply

MORE: Man United latest news

MORE: Arsenal latest news

MORE: Chelsea latest news

MORE: Liverpool latest news

MORE: Back to The Sport Review homepage

Slideshow
The Sport Review
Top 15 most followed sports stars on Instagram: Man United, Real Madrid and Chelsea stars feature
The Sport Review
Top of the Klopps: Are Liverpool on course for the treble?
The Sport Review
Top 30 highest-paid Premier League players: Man Utd, Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Roberto Firmino: 25 photos of the Liverpool forward’s stunning wife
The Sport Review
Man United WAGs: Meet Ander Herrera, Juan Mata and David De Gea’s girlfriends
The Sport Review
Real Madrid player wages 2016: Can you guess how much Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale earn?
The Sport Review
Top 26 Christian footballers: Arsenal, Chelsea, Liverpool and Man Utd players feature
The Sport Review
Barcelona player wages 2016: Can you guess how much Lionel Messi, Neymar and Luis Suarez earn?
The Sport Review
Top 25 Muslim football players in Premier League: Arsenal, Liverpool, Man Utd and Chelsea stars feature
The Sport Review
15 Chelsea January transfer targets: Di Maria, Hazard, Lukaku, Verratti and more
The Sport Review
Top 25 most stylish footballers: Arsenal, Man Utd, Chelsea and Liverpool stars feature
The Sport Review
Michael Owen states his prediction for Man City v Chelsea
The Sport Review
Jurgen Klopp: Why I’m positive despite Liverpool problems
The Sport Review
Conte delivers latest Chelsea injury update ahead of Man City clash