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Hughton desperate to keep Holt
New Norwich boss Chris Hughton is planning face-to-face talks with Grant Holt as he bids to keep the striker at Carrow Road.
Hughton has inherited the managerial reins at Carrow Road from Paul Lambert and is looking to build on the impressive foundations which have been put down by his predecessor.
In order to do that, he is aware that he must keep key figures at the club.
That includes Holt, Norwich's talismanic skipper and their main source of goals throughout their transformation from League One side to Premier League surprise package.
He netted 15 times in the top flight last season, but stunned the Canaries by handing in a transfer request at the end of the campaign.
Convincing the 31-year-old that he is in the best place for his career has become a top priority for Hughton, with it vital that his most prolific marksman is not allowed to wander away from the club.
Discussions have been held regarding the immediate future, but Hughton admits he will need to look into Holt's eyes before being in a position to comment on what will happen next.
"I have spoken to Grant but not met him yet," said the Canaries coach, who is currently at his holiday home in Florida.
"But when I get back I will meet with him and make it clear that I want him to stay."
Luka Modric has decided he wants to leave Tottenham to play for Real Madrid
Gareth Bale has handed Tottenham a massive boost by deciding to stay at White Hart Lane for at least one more year
Wigan are determined to drive a hard bargain over Chelsea target Victor Moses because of a 20 per cent sell-on clause with Crystal Palace
Manchester United have told Nani they WILL reopen talks about a new contract after Euro 2012
Roberto Mancini must decide on the future of Carlos Tevez after informally agreeing a new contract to manage Manchester City
West Brom's new boss Steve Clarke will this week step up his efforts to sign Ben Foster
Huddersfield's Simon Grayson has set up a £2.5million swoop for Leeds striker Ross McCormack after completing the £900,000 capture of Crystal Palace's Sean Scannell
West Brom want to make Tottenham target Jonas Olsson see out the final year of his Baggies contract
Martin Skrtel is on his way out of Liverpool as Brendan Rodgers looks for transfer funds (Star)
Tottenham are looking to gazump Liverpool's move for Swansea's Gylfi Sigurdsson (Express)
Slaven Bilic's Lokomotiv Moscow are keen on Real target Luka Modric (Sun)
Real Madrid will move for Manchester City's Carlos Tevez as they free up funds for Robin van Persie (Sun)
But City will tie up David Silva with a £52million contract (Star)
Anzhi Makhachkala want Arsenal's Nicklas Bendtner after his surprise star turn at Euro 2012 (People)
Malaga are also in for the Arsenal striker (Express)
Newcastle star Demba Ba is in talks with Galatasaray (Express)
But the Geordies are still favourites to land France sensation Mathieu Debuchy (Star)
West Ham are eyeing up Fiorentina centre back Alessandro Gamberini (Express)
The Hammers also want Sunderland striker Fraizer Campbell (Sun)
Everton want Inter Milan striker Luc Castaignos (Express)
Fulham also fancy Castaignos on loan (People)
West Brom are weighing up a move for Tottenham's Danny Rose (People)
Wigan want Everton's Victor Anichebe to replace Chelsea target Victor Moses (Goal)
Ex-Wigan free agent Hugo Rodallega is a target for Lazio (People)
Reading want Huddersfield's Jordan Rhodes and have bid £2m and defender Sean Morrison (Sun)
Danny Murphy has joined Blackburn after his Fulham contract ran out (People)
Ipswich are in for Watford keeper Scott Loach (People)
Andre Villas-Boas may already have reached a gentleman's agreement to becomes Spurs' new boss - with influential assistant Tim Sherwood backing him
But Germany coach Joachim Low is a shock contender for the White Hart Lane job (People)
Italy could make a move for Manchester City's Roberto Mancini if England knock them out of Euro 2012 (Express)
Holt, DJ Campbell & now Frazer Campbell!
As Richard Pryer once said "Vote none of the above"
Though if we had to take one, Holt but not at the ludicrous price of 5.5 million!
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Stranger things have happened.
Up at Newcastle Alan Pardew is set to hold talks with Demba Ba.
The striker, who came to attention after a decent spell trying to prevent West Ham from dropping out of the Premier League, is available for a knockdown fee, courtesy of a clause in his contract.
Now whist Pardew is keen to get Ba to stay on Tyneside, the inference from one Sunday paper is that West Ham are monitoring the situation closely.
Could Ba be coming back?
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i would realy love to see him back in the claret and blue sadly i can not see it happing though
WTF! Thats easy for you to say!
I have learn this one off and use it all the time. "That would be an ecumenical matter" is starting to wear a bit thin.
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