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.