Norwich City transfer rumours: Wolves monitor James Maddison

PUBLISHED: 17:37 11 January 2018 | UPDATED: 18:24 11 January 2018

James Maddison is being linked with Wolves. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

James Maddison is being linked with Wolves. Picture: Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd

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James Maddison is being tracked by Premier League-bound Wolves.

The Express and Star report on Thursday evening the Canaries’ stand out performer this season is on a watchlist drawn up by the Molineux outfit, as they look to prepare for a return to the top flight next season.

Maddison was previously linked with Everton earlier on in the campaign and his eye-catching displays guarantee he will be touted with a big-money move over the coming weeks.

The Express & Star claim no bid has been lodged but the runaway Championship leaders - currently 12 points clear of second-placed Derby - are believed to only be interested in adding players this month with a view to competing in the Premier League.

Norwich beat off interest from Tottenham and Liverpool when they signed the 21-year-old from Coventry in 2016.

The England Under-21 starlet has been a revelation under Daniel Farke at Carrow Road this season, scoring seven goals in 27 appearances for his club - including the winner in the East Anglian Championship derby at Portman Road.

Wolves were linked to Nelson Oliveira at the start of the window, while Maddison’s team mate, Alex Pritchard, is closing in a on a top flight switch to Huddersfield Town.

Meanwhile, Steven Naismith is being linked with Scottish Premiership Hearts.

Skysports claim the Edinburgh club have contact Norwich regarding the midfielder’s availability this month. Naimsith has made it clear he needs first team football and both Kilmarnock and Rangers have been linked as a possible escape route.

The Scottish Sun suggested on Monday Naismith is prepared to play for nothing to clinch an Ibrox return on loan, with Norwich paying a large proportion of his wages.

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