Hughton hopes to bag Becchio

Norwich manager Chris Hughton hopes to complete a deal for Leeds striker Luciano Becchio before the transfer deadline.

Last Updated: 30/01/13 at 23:11 Post Comment

Latest Articles

Transfer news: Aberdeen winger Scott Wright signs three-year contract extension.

Post comment

Aberdeen winger Scott Wright has signed a three-year contract extension.

Transfer news: West Brom boss Alan Irvine in hunt for another striker

Post comment

West Brom boss Alan Irvine has admitted he is keen to add another striker this summer after already signing Brown Ideye.

All Articles

Norwich manager Chris Hughton hopes to complete a deal for Leeds striker Luciano Becchio in the next 24 hours.

The 29-year-old Argentinian has been identified as a player to enhance the Canaries' forward options.

Following the 1-1 draw with Tottenham which extended Norwich's winless run in the Barclays Premier League to seven matches, Hughton said: "The clubs are in discussion and that's one that I hope gets done."

Steve Morison could move to Elland Road as part of the Becchio switch.

Hughton added: "Whether that has to be part of the deal or not, I don't know. That's what the talks are."

Norwich remain interested in Celtic's Gary Hooper, but Hughton was uncertain if a move can be thrashed out before the closure of the transfer window on Thursday.

"Everybody's aware where we are with him," Hughton said.

"We have put in bids for him which have been turned down by Celtic. It's their prerogative. He's a very important player for them.

"Whether anything further will happen with that one, I don't know."

Celtic boss Neil Lennon revealed a third bid for Hooper had been made by Norwich on Tuesday.

Following the Hoops' 4-1 victory over Kilmarnock, Lennon said: "Never say never but we had a third bid (on Tuesday) from Norwich but that was rejected. It was well short.

"We haven't put a price on him but if people want to make a bid then fine but they will have to come forward with the money.

"If I was a betting man I would bet he was still here on Friday but I am not a betting man, as you know.

"A lot of things can happen in the last day but there has only been one concrete offer and that has been from Norwich for Gary.

Meanwhile a move for Kei Kamara from Major League Soccer's Sporting Kansas City is complete, subject to paperwork.

Hughton said: "From what I've seen of him, we're not just taking an average player from that division. We're taking a player from that division that has excelled in recent seasons.

"I think he'll give us another dimension in the forward area."


Click here for completely free £10 bet with Sky Bet & £5 free every week


Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Footer 365

Transfer news: Arsenal sign defender Calum Chambers from Southampton

Arsenal have signed defender Calum Chambers from Southampton for a fee believed to be in the region of £16million.

Indian Super League: Former Arsenal and France winger Robert Pires to play in ISL

World Cup winner and former Arsenal winger Robert Pires will participate in the inaugural Indian Super League.

Transfer news: Harry Redknapp denies Loic Remy failed Liverpool medical

QPR manager Harry Redknapp has rubbished claims Loic Remy's move to Liverpool broke down over a failed medical.

Mail Box

No Wonder Wenger Doesn't Buy British

That's if reports that Calum Chambers cost Arsenal £16m are to be believed. The English premium shows no signs of disappearing. Plus, worrying about poor Southampton...

Reasons To Believe That Van Gaal Will Be The Best

Some supporters sound oh so confident on Louis Van Gaal's excellence. Plus thoughts on shirt sales, best signings, football sevens and a good deal more besides...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property