Trio tracking Norwich defender Ryan Bennett

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HITC Sport understands a number of clubs are tracking Norwich defender.

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Middlesbrough, Hull and Celtic are among a host of sides keeping tabs on Norwich City defender Ryan Bennett, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Bennett was one of Norwich's bright spots last season in a disappointing campaign that resulted in relegation from the Premier League.

The towering centre-back, who made 26 appearances in all competitions for the Canaries, is entering the final year of his contract at Carrow Road.

Bennett's suitors are monitoring his contract situation knowing they might be able to land the defender for a bargain fee if Norwich are not able to secure him on a long-term deal.

Premier League new boys Middlesbrough and Hull City are both looking to bolster their defensive options for next season and Bennett is thought to figure highly on their wanted lists.

Bennett boasts a wealth of Premier League experience having played for four seasons in the top-flight with Norwich.

Scottish champions Celtic are also weighing up a move for Bennett with Brendan Rodgers a big admirer of the former England Under-21 international having tried to sign him when he was in charge of Swansea.

Norwich manager Alex Neil applauds the fans at the end of the match after being relegated from the Barclays Premier LeagueNorwich manager Alex Neil applauds the fans at the end of the match after being relegated from the Barclays Premier League

Norwich are reluctant to lose Bennett with Canaries boss Alex Neill keen to keep hold of the former Peterborough man as he looks to build a side capable of winning promotion from the Championship next season.

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