Alex Tettey has been told by Norwich City that he will not be leaving the club on deadline day, according to Norweigan publication NRK.

NRK quotes text messages from both Tettey and his agent, which show that Norwich do not want Tettey to leave the club, despite the Norwegian wanting more regular football.

Tettey explained that he was informed by his agent that Norwich will not make him available for permanent or loan transfers.

Through my agent, I have been told that I’m not available for loans that are not for sale, and that I stay in Norwich

His agent, Bjørn Tore Kvarme, explained that Norwich gave a blunt response when the question of Tettey departing was raised.

He would like to play more, but Norwich says that ‘you stay here’.

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Furthermore, Tettey’s agent also confirmed that the midfielder was the subject of interest from other clubs, with Premier League sides having reportedly looked at the 31-year-old.

There has been interest from other clubs, but it helps little when the club is so clear that he is not available.

Tettey signed for Norwich in 2012, when Chris Hughton recruited him as he prepared for his first season as City boss. Since then, Tettey has made 153 appearances for the Canaries, and scored five goals.