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Norwich transfer update: Hughton adamant talented duo won't leave

Chris Hughton has been tight lipped about potential additions in the dying moments of the transfer window.

To date Norwich City have brought in just a single addition – taking Jonas Gutierrez on loan from Newcastle for the remainder of the campaign.

The manager conceded prior to Tuesday’s scoreless draw with the Magpies that his club remain keen to bring in new faces if possible – but wouldn’t discuss specifics.

“There’s the rumour mill going around, but we do make enquiries to see whether players are available or not,” Hughton said. “Of course, amongst all that, there’s always going to be some speculation, but certainly no facts.

“We’re looking to improve the squad. We are competitive at the moment.

“But in any way we can improve what we have this week, then we are working very hard to be able to do that.”

James Nursey of the Mirror has contended that Lazio defender Michael Ciani – linked with the Canaries last week as well – is set to land at Carrow Road on loan.

Further on from this, Nursey also maintained that Norwich hope to bring in a midfielder before the window closes at the end of this week.

On the outgoing front, Hughton was bullish that his side won’t be seeing off any key players before the end of the month, quizzed about reports of Swansea being poised to bid for Anthony Pilkington and Nathan Redmond.

“No, no fact in that,” the Irishman said when asked if a bid had arrived from the Liberty Stadium for the former.

On Redmond Hughton added: “He’s very happy here, he’s a player who’s had a lot of involvement this season.

“He’s very well grounded. He’s improving his game week in and week out.

“We have to remember he’s a very young man and we’re delighted to have him here.

Redmond himself indicated earlier that he had no intentions of leaving Norwich after linking up with Hughton over the summer.

“I’m happy here,” he said. “I’ve only been here six months. I’m enjoying my football and I think I am at the best place to learn.

“I chose to come to Norwich in the end and I feel I have made the correct decision.

“No-one has told me about any bid or whatever, but I wouldn’t be interested anyway.”

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