According to reports, Inter Milan’s Italian central defender Andrea Ranocchia has rejected a move to Norwich City.

Norwich were thought to have had a bid in the region of £7m accepted for Ranocchia but it was well-known that the Italian international wanted to remain in Italy, with the option of a loan move to Bologna.

As well Bologna’s interest in him; Hellas Verona and AC Milan have also been linked with a move for the defender. However, Ranocchia has rejected Hellas Verona as well as Norwich and may not be keen on a move to AC Milan due to playing for their great rivals, Inter.

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This is another name to add to the list of failed signings for Norwich, who tried throughout the summer to sign a central defender and failed. They appear to have already been shot down in their pursuit of their first-choice signing so will now have to look at targets elsewhere.