Swansea told what it will take to land Norwich's Martin Olsson

Norwich City

Norwich City have informed Swansea City that they will have to dig deep if they are plotting a second approach for Martin Olsson.

Norwich City manager Alex Neil claims in the Pink’Un that no fresh approach has been made by Swansea City for Martin Olsson.

The Swans have been heavily linked with the Swedish defender, as reported by the BBC, with speculation surrounding the future of Neil Taylor.

Garry Monk has, however, been able to find full-back cover in the form of Kyle Naughton, who has been acquired from Premier League rivals Tottenham Hotspur.

He must now decide whether further reinforcement is required.

Were he to go back in for Olsson, Norwich have made it clear that a sizeable fee will be required to prise the 26-year-old away from Carrow Road.

Neil said in the Pink’Un: “In Martin’s case, if Swansea offered the money that we couldn’t turn down then we will deal with that. That has not been the case. There hasn’t been any contact from Swansea, apart from the initial approach, which was a few days ago. There has been nothing since then. As far as we are concerned it is business as usual.

“I had a conversation with Martin when the initial approach was made just in terms of letting him know the situation, but what I said to him was until things come to a level where we are willing to deal with what is an acceptable offer then you are a Norwich City player and you need to focus on your job here. That is the bottom line. Until such time as that changes, it is business as usual.”

  Total TackleTotal ClearanceOutfielder BlockDuel WonInterceptionAppearancesMins Played
Martin Olsson 28 54 5 76 32 23 2,022

Olsson has been a regular for Norwich this season and is a player with useful top-level experience.

He penned a four-year deal upon his arrival in 2013, so is tied to the Canaries until 2017.

They have no need to sell as a result and can force their asking price up during the January window if interest is expressed from afar.

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