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The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - by Neil Fissler

NOR­WICH CITY are still in­ter­ested in sign­ing highly-rated Swin­don Town mid­fielder Mas­simo Luongo de­spite hav­ing a bid re­buffed two weeks ago.

The Aus­tralian in­ter­na­tional looks set to leave the League One side dur­ing the next trans­fer win­dow.

Luongo was signed from Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur in Au­gust 2013 for around £400,000 just a month after sign­ing on a sea­son-long loan from the Premier League side.

He had at­tracted the in­ter­ested of Brent­ford but Swin­don are keen to sell Luongo to a Premier League side who they feel will of­fer them a bet­ter deal.

The 21-year-old never made a first team ap­pear­ance at White Hart Lane but has shone since he clinched a move to the County Ground.

He scored six goals in 44 League starts for Swin­don last sea­son and was re­warded with a call up to the Soc­ceroos for their friendly with Ecuador at The Den.

Luongo still has another two years left on his con­tract and Nor­wich boss Neil Adams is keep­ing tabs on his progress with a view to mak­ing an of­fer after Christ­mas.

Adams landed Luongo’s Swin­don team mate Louis Thomp­son on dead­line day and is ready to bide his time to get his man. STOKE CITY have sent scouts to Peter­bor­ough United this sea­son to watch highly rated cen­tral de­fender Ricardo San­tos.

The 19- year-old has also been at­tract­ing the at­ten­tion of Wolves but the Posh want to see him stay at least un­til the end of the sea­son. FUL­HAM have been told they will have to wait be­fore they can sign Crys­tal Palace’s Welsh in­ter­na­tional mid­fielder Jonny Wil­liams.

Wil­liams has faced an un­cer­tain fu­ture at Sel­hurst Park all sum­mer and at one point it looked as if he might leave on a per­ma­nent deal to join Swansea City.

He stayed on but has a num­ber of Cham­pi­onship clubs who would like to take him on loan.

Ful­ham are one but new Palace boss Neil Warnock has put a tem­po­rary block on him leav­ing.

Warnock wants time to as­sess his play­ers.

Wat­ford and Ipswich – where Wil­liams spent a 12 game loan spell last sea­son – are among oth­ers in­ter­ested.

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