Last Updated: Sat, 13 Jul 2013 14:32
Norwich City look set to miss out on a deal for Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld despite having a bid accepted by his club Ajax.
The Belgian international has been mulling over a £6.7m move to Carrow Road for the last few days, but his agent Soren Lerby now claims the move won't be happening.
Lerby has denied suggestions that Alderweireld is holding out for a bigger club after previously attracting interest from the likes of Liverpool and Bayer Leverkusen, explaining that it was merely a case of the two parties not reaching an agreement over personal terms.
He told Algemeen Dagblad: "The problem was not that Norwich didn't fit Toby's ambitions, but we simply failed to agree terms."
However, Lerby's comments are at odds with the quote attributed to the 24-year-old himself in the Belgium newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws, in which Alderweireld states that he doesn't want to play for a mid-table English club.
The centre-back, who can also operate at right-back, says he is quite happy to remain at the Amsterdam ArenA for the remaining year of his contract if another offer isn't forthcoming.
Alderweireld told voetbal.nl: "There is still other interest and a transfer takes a long time. We're only in mid-July it can still be done. If a nice club comes, it can go fast.
"If there is nothing, then I'll just stay at Ajax."
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