Swansea linked with Norwich man, and late flurry of activity expected

Norwich City boss Alex Neil admits there is likely to be a late flurry of activity in the January window, with Swansea City being linked with Martin Olsson.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil has admitted to the Pink Un that he expects there to be a late flurry of transfer activity in the January window.

It could be that he forms part of that scramble, with reports of comings and goings doing the rounds at Carrow Road.

Swansea City are being linked with an approach for Swedish full-back Martin Olsson, with the South Wales Evening Post suggesting initial contact has been made.

Neil, though, is not expecting there to be much movement in or out in the next few days.

Instead, he expects his pursuit of fresh faces, and the battle for those pursuing players on his books, to go down to the wire.

Neil said in the Pink Un: “What tends to happen is at this stage of the window people are looking for top dollar. By the end it becomes slightly different and everyone tends to do their business then, unless there is something concrete happening.

“There is nothing imminent but generally it’s the last week or few days when things do happen. There is a lot of work to be done. At a club this size that is always the case.”

Neil has also sought to play down reports suggesting that Championship rivals Bournemouth have expressed an interest in taking Lewis Grabban – a man sold to the Canaries last summer – back to the south coast.

He added: “Not as far as I am aware. Lewis is part of the squad.”

Neil is still finding his feet at Norwich after being appointed as successor to Neil Adams.

He walked away on January 5, paving the way for a new coach to come in and guide the Canaries through the winter window and towards the end of what they hope will be a successful season – with the club currently one place and one point outside of the play-off spots.

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