Report: Roma defender rejects Norwich advances

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Roma defender Nicolas Burdisso wants to leave the Giallorossi but he has turned down a move to Norwich, according to press reports.

Despite insisting that his future doesn't lie at the Stadio Olimpico, Roma defender Nicolas Burdisso doesn't appear to be open to a move to Norwich City.

The Argentine stopper has announced his intention to find a new club this month in order to strengthen his case for a place at the summer's World Cup.

Burdisso hasn't played for his country since November 2011 when he ruptured knee ligaments in a 2-1 win against Colombia, which sidelined him for six months.

Before that game the ex-Inter man had been a regular for Argentina who was included in their squad for the 2006 and 2010 World Cups.

Roma have been flying high this season and are chasing Juventus for the Scudetto but they have been doing so largely without Burdisso, who has made just five appearances.

"After four-and-a-half years at Roma, the cycle is coming to an end. I’m thinking of continuing my career and playing at the World Cup,” Burdisso told Sky Sport Italia on Wednesday.

But according to Sky Spots Italia, an approach from Premier League side Norwich City has been firmly rebuffed by Burdisso, who allegedly feels he should be playing for a bigger club.

It is reported that German side Bayer Leverkusen and Greek giants Olympiakos are also in the frame for his signature.

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