Report: Norwich City bid for Lorient striker Alexis Claude-Maurice

Norwich City Manager Daniel Farke during a post match press conference at The New York Stadium on March 16, 2019 in Rotherham, England.

14-goal Ligue 2 striker Claude-Maurice could be on his way to the Premier League with Daniel Farke's Canaries allegedly keen.

Alexis Claude Maurice of Lorient celebrates his goal during the french Ligue 2 match between Paris FC and FC Lorient at Stade Charlety on April 15, 2019 in Paris, France.

Norwich City have made a bid for Lorient forward Alexis Claude-Maurice on Wednesday morning with Soccerlink claiming that the French club’s president is ‘satisfied’ with the proposal.

With just over 24 hours remaining in the transfer window, few would have expected that Claude-Maurice would still be plying his trade in Ligue 1.


The 21-year-old Frenchman has been linked with a move across the channel all summer with Sky claiming in June that West Ham United had made a £10 million bid for a striker also linked with Arsenal.

But with the Hammers and the Gunners looking elsewhere, snapping up Sebastian Haller and Nicolas Pepe for club-record fees, Claude-Maurice is running out of time to seal a move away from Lorient.

Alexis Claude Maurice of Lorient during the French Ligue 2 match between Red star and Lorient at Stade Pierre Brisson on September 14, 2018 in Beauvais, France.

Fortunately, Norwich are still interested.

Soccerlink claims that the Canaries have made a bid which Lorient president Loic Fery is happy with. It remains to be seen, however, how Claude-Maurice, who scored 14 goals last season, feels about a potential move to Carrow Road.

The report adds that the France U20 ace is valued at around £7 million, which would make him Norwich’s most expensive signing of the summer so far.

Alexis Claude-Maurice of Lorient during the French League Cup match between FC Lorient and RC Lens at Stade du Moustoir on August 22, 2017 in Lorient, France.

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