Last Updated: Thu, 18 Jul 2013 14:00
Norwich's hopes of securing a deal for Juventus striker Fabio Quagliarella could be hit by rivals Southampton's reported interest.
Canaries boss Chris Hughton has been trying to bolster his attacking options further this summer, following on from the arrival of Ricky van Wolfswinkel, as Grant Holt was allowed to depart for Championship outfit Wigan.
It seems that a bid to sign Celtic's Gary Hooper has been abandoned over the striker's fee so a move for 30-year-old Italy international, Quagliarella, was mooted earlier in the week.
A reported opening offer of £8.7million was thought to have been turned down by Juventus so Hughton must consider whether to return with a fresh bid for the player who scored nine goals in 27 Serie A appearances, only 13 of which were starts for the champions.
Juve could be willing to sell having brought in Fernando Llorente and Carlos Tevez this summer, so a deal cannot be ruled out.
However, it seems Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino, who is also aiming to add some firepower to his ranks this summer, has also been alerted by Quagliarella's potential availability and would challenge the Canaries for his signature.
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