Norwich open to Todd Cantwell transfer interest next month with midfielder out-of-favour after Dortmund loan interest

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Norwich are set to sell Todd Cantwell next month.

SunSport understands the Canaries have also been in contact with other clubs to discuss a switch – but so far there has been no concrete interest.

Midfielder Todd Cantwell could leave his boyhood club Norwich in the January transfer window after struggling in recent months

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Midfielder Todd Cantwell could leave his boyhood club Norwich in the January transfer window after struggling in recent monthscredit: Rex

It marks a considerable fall from grace for the former England Under-21 star, who was recently regarded as one of the most promising players in the country.

Cantwell, 23, scored six Premier League goals in the top flight during the Canaries’ last season two years ago but has rarely shown the word, let alone found it in the back of the net.

He had a dispute with manager Daniel Farke, who was sacked in November, and was sent to the club’s Under-23s.

Farke’s successor Dean Smith reinstated him to the first team, but Cantwell was not impressed after going straight into the tunnel after a 2–0 home loss to Aston Villa a fortnight earlier.

The midfielder is out of contract over the summer, although Norwich have the option of extending his deal for an additional year.

With cash tight at Carrow Road, the club needed to raise funds by selling off players to bring in new recruits.

21-year-old full-back Max Aarons is likely to leave in the summer, after garnering interest from some of Europe’s best clubs in recent years.

Norwich rejected a loan offer from Borussia Dortmund last summer, while Roma and Barcelona were keen on a transfer window before that.

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Meanwhile, the Canaries have reported an incident of racist abuse online aimed at some of their players after their 3-0 loss at Crystal Palace on Tuesday.

One person has also been identified and an investigation is ongoing following alleged racist comments on Eagles players during the game.

Norwich said it would impose “the strongest possible sanctions against perpetrators of this behaviour”.

A statement from the club said: “The club will continue to support affected players, while seeking action from social media companies to ensure that users are held accountable for their unacceptable behaviour.”

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