Neil Adams aims to step up Norwich City’s transfer plans
07:45 15 August 2014
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Neil Adams expects Norwich City’s transfer hunt to hot up next week, while making it clear there are no acceptable bids for Nathan Redmond or Leroy Fer.
Stoke chief Mark Hughes revealed earlier this week he was interested in bringing the England Under-21 international to the Britannia, and Fer continues to be touted with the likes of QPR, but Adams insists both will only leave on Norwich’s terms.
“There has been a lot of speculation and a lot of enquiries. Where we are is we have not had a bid that is acceptable for Nathan,” said Adams. “It has been out in the public and that is not always ideal. I think clubs should sometimes make those enquiries privately, but I accept that is how it can be at times. Certainly in terms of Nathan, there has been no bid on the table that is anywhere near what we would be prepared to listen to. There is nothing doing at all. The same with Leroy. There has been enquiries, of course there has, we would be foolish to try and deny there had been.
“They will only go on our terms and we have said that many times. The nature of football is players come and go but we are certainly not going to let them leave for less than the value we consider acceptable.”
Adams knocked down speculation linking him with a move for Leicester City striker Chris Wood, but he is hoping to step up City’s bid for new blood entering the final phase of the window, which closes on September 1.
“There is nothing at all in that one. I don’t know where that has come from. He is a striker and we have looked at 100’s all through the summer, trust me, but there is nothing in that,” he said. “We have made enquiries. I am hopeful we can get one or two of those moving next week. We are down to 19 days or so now until the window closes. There are areas we have identified and we have enquiries that are on-going.
“It is not a case we have to wait on players’ leaving to bring others in. It might seem like that because there has been nothing doing and it is frustrating for everyone.”