London - Norwich City have turned down two bids from fellow
Premier League newcomers Bournemouth for striker Lewis Grabban, manager Alex
Neil said on Monday.
Grabban joined Norwich in June 2014 after scoring 35 goals
in 86 league games for Bournemouth and has scored 12 times for Norwich as they
won promotion last season.
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Bournemouth, also reported to have made offers for Crystal
Palace's Glenn Murray, wanted to take Grabban back despite a hat-trick from
Callum Wilson in their first-ever Premier League victory at West Ham on
Saturday by 4-3.
Neil told reporters that he was more interested in signing
another striker himself.
"Lewis is an important member of the squad and I'm not
interested in selling him to one of our direct competitors," he said.For
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