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16:10  12 may  2019
16:10  12 may  2019 Source:   readsport.co

Norwich set to make first Premier League signing

Norwich set to make first Premier League signing Norwich City are reportedly eyeing up their first signing of the summer, with Rennes centre-back Mehdi Zeffane a primary target. That’s according to Le 10 Sport, via the Mirror, who claim that the Canaries are hoping to agree a deal by early June. Daniel Farke is looking to bolster his squad ahead of their return to the Premier League, following a superb season in the Championship that looks set to end in them being crowned champions. Defences can often be shown up when teams make the leap up the divisions, so strengthening in that area makes sense. Zeffane has made 29 appearances for Rennes this season and also has 11 caps for Algeria to his name.

Norwich City could be dealt a blow in their pursuit of right-back Mehdi Zeffane as he has entered talks over a new deal with Rennes . West Ham have reportedly made an official bid for Norwich City transfer target Kostas Fortounis. The Greek international midfielder was heavily linked with a move to

Norwich target Zeffane in talks over new Rennes deal . Norwich City could be dealt a blow in their pursuit of right-back Mehdi Zeffane as he has entered talks over a new deal with Rennes .

Norwich target Zeffane in talks over new Rennes deal © Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images Sport Olympique Lyonnais v PSV Eindhoven - Preseason Friendly

Norwich City could be dealt a blow in their pursuit of right-back Mehdi Zeffane as he has entered talks over a new deal with Rennes.

According to Le10 Sport, Zeffane is in negotiations with Rennes over an extended contract, but he could also be tempted with a move away.

This means that a transfer to Norwich is not completely out of the question, as the club look to sign a right-back this summer.

Norwich target Zeffane in talks over new Rennes deal © David Rogers/Getty Images Sport David Rogers/Getty Images Sport

With Felix Passlack returning to Borussia Dortmund and Ivo Pinto leaving upon the expiry of his contract, Max Aarons will be Norwich’s only senior right-back in the Premier League next season, as it stands.

Zeffane’s current deal with Rennes expires this summer and Norwich are reportedly looking to snap him up on a free transfer.

The Algerian international is capable of playing at right-back or left-back and joined Rennes from French giants Lyon back in 2015 on a four-year deal.

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Norwich are reportedly in advanced talks to sign Aberdeen goalkeeper Archie Mair ahead of returning to the Premier League. The 18 year old is out of contract with the Scottish Premiership club this summer, and the Canaries are keen to tie up a deal as quickly as possible. That is according to Football Insider, who claim to have heard from a Norwich source that the teenager was given a tour of Carrow Road earlier this month, with the club keen to pull out all the stops to land the ‘keeper. © Matthew Lewis/Getty Images Sport Matthew Lewis/Getty Images Sport Now they are set to land their man, with terms close to being complete.

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