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.
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.
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