Transfer rumours are a massive part of football, whether people like them or not. They are there to spice up transfer windows, inflate player prices and inform fans.

Over the last few years, Norwich have had many players slip through their fingers as they attempt to strengthen their squad.

Norwich have had bids accepted for players and the players have rejected and there have been players that have been linked to the club for years but a move has never materialised.

Players are always angling for bigger moves and more money, as is the way with football now, and sometimes that leaves clubs in limbo. They don’t know if the player is looking around the facilities to entice more buyers or because they are actually interested in a move.

In this ‘almost signed XI’ I have used players who have rejected the club, been linked multiple times to the club and players who were on loan but never signed permanently.

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