Two Norwich deals have double knock on impact for Leeds United

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Norwich City's recent transfer activity impacts on Leeds United.

Norwich City have recently completely a pair of moves which impact on a speculated swap deal with Leeds United.

The Mirror reported last week the Canaries wanted to swap striker Kyle Lafferty with Leeds ace Sam Byram, who is out of contract in the summer.

Their recent activity places this in doubt. Late last week Norwich completed a deal to sign Portuguese right-back Ivo Pinto from Dinamo Zagreb.

This makes Byram less of a priority, even despite his ability to play in midfield, while their desire to cash in on Lafferty is also likely to now be on hold too.

This is because they have sold Lewis Grabban to Bournemouth, and with Gary Hooper on loan at Sheffield Wednesday, the last thing Norwich will want to do is leave themselves short up front in their battle for survival.

The BBC reported they managed to receive £7 million for Grabban, not a bad fee for a player who has only started three games.

Financially they do not need to cash in on Lafferty, and hold all the cards in hiking up his fee, unless he pushes for a move behind the scenes. 

Norwich are likely to re-invest the Grabban money, and may do so towards a striker, which would nudge Lafferty back towards the exit door again, but until they do, Leeds are likely to find their enquiries on hold.

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