Lewis Grabban to discuss future with Norwich after seeing deadline day move blocked

HITC Sport understands that the striker was set to join Bournemouth until the Canaries failed to land a replacement.

Lewis Grabban has returned to Norwich City for talks on Wednesday, after seeing a deadline day move to Bournemouth fail to materialise, HITC Sport understands form sources close to the long-running saga.

The 27-year-old had been given permission by Norwich to travel to the South Coast on Tuesday, in anticipation of a deal being finalised.

Norwich were not prepared to push the green light on Grabban's exit, however, until they had another striker in themselves - and that was Dwight Gayle from Crystal Palace.

The Canaries got as far as offering personal terms to Gayle, but the deal with Palace was unable to be struck - which meant Grabban was left in limbo on deadline day.

Grabban had been suspended by Norwich last week – as revealed by HITC Sport - for leaving their team hotel without permission prior to their League Cup clash with Rotherham after a third bid from Bournemouth was rejected.

Grabban, who also put a transfer request in earlier in the month, is now due to meet with Norwich officials for talks about his immediate future.

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