Setback to hopes of signing Norris

IPSWICH Town's hopes of completing the signing of their number one target David Norris by the time the transfer window closes were knocked back today.Plymouth Argyle have turned down Norris' transfer request after the board and manager Paul Sturrock met yesterday.

Elvin King

IPSWICH Town's hopes of completing the signing of their number one target David Norris by the time the transfer window closes were knocked back today.

Plymouth Argyle have turned down Norris' transfer request after the board and manager Paul Sturrock met yesterday.

Norris had been told that the club would not agree to his request, and today Norris was handed this in writing.


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The club issued the following statement: “Argyle confirm they have received a written request for a transfer from midfielder David Norris.

“After due consideration, the request has been refused by the club.”

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Although a number of clubs are showing an interest, Ipswich are the only club to have made a bid for Norris.

The first was for £1million, and this was increased to £1.75m last Friday.

It now looks as though Town boss Jim Magilton will have to raise this to around £2million to tempt Plymouth, who have had their money worries eased by the sale of three players so far this month.

Norris is under contract until the summer of 2009 at Home Park, and despite the player wanting to move they appear determined to hold onto him if they can.

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