Report: Norwich City turn down West Ham United bid for Martin Olsson

Norwich's Martin Olsson with manager Alex Neil before the match

Norwich City are determined to keep hold of Martin Olsson, despite interest from West Ham United.

Ukraine's Andriy Yarmolenko (L) and Sweden's Martin Olsson battle for possession

According to Sky Sports, Norwich City have rejected West Ham United's £3 million offer for Martin Olsson.

West Ham are desperate to add a new left-back, following an injury to Aaron Cresswell.

Cresswell is set to miss the first four months of the season, in what is a major blow to Slaven Bilic’s side.

West Ham's Aaron Cresswell in action with Watford's Juan Paredes

While Sam Byram has played at left-back over pre-season, the former Leeds United defender is more comfortable in the right hand side of defence - and it is thought that Bilic wants to bring in a specialist before the season starts.

West Ham have been linked with both Arsenal’s Kieran Gibbs and Manchester United’s Cameron Borthwick-Jackson, but Olsson appears to be another on their wishlist.

Olsson impressed for Norwich last term, despite their relegation, with his attacking qualities shining through.

Manchester United's Antonio Valencia in action with Norwich's Martin Olsson

Norwich are determined to keep hold of the Swedish international and they have rejected the Hammers’ first offer.

It remains to be seen whether West Ham will now come back with a repeat bid, or move on to other targets.

Norwich's Martin Olsson with manager Alex Neil before the match

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