Medical scheduled for £5m-plus Leeds target at Premier League rivals

Date published: Monday 21st June 2021 9:40 - Matthew Briggs

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Angus Gunn will have a medical at Norwich City on Monday, according to a report, after Leeds failed with a late move to sign the Southampton man.

Leeds tried to make a move for the 25-year-old keeper last week, but it appears that Norwich have got their man with Gunn set to return to Carrow Road.

Football Insider reports that Gunn “will undergo the first stage of medical tests before penning a long-term deal with Norwich”.

Gunn played for Norwich on loan in 2017-18 and was an ever present in the Championship that season. In the summer of that year he left Manchester City for Southampton for a fee estimated at around £13.5m. However, his career has stalled at St Mary’s and he made only 22 Premier League appearances in that time.

He was loaned out to Stoke last season and made 15 Championship appearances.

Norwich and Leeds were sufficiently impressed with his performances and both made moves to land the Norwich-born stopper.

The Canaries though look to have won the battle and are understood to have agreed a fee with Southampton that will rise above £5million.

The news will come as a blow to Marcelo Bielsa and Victor Orta who wanted a back-up for Illan Meslier. Leeds look set to offload as they look Kiko Casilla this summer and Gunn was seen as the ideal man to push Meslier.


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Kamara hopes raised

Meanwhile, Reported suitors Arsenal and Leeds have been given hope of a deal for Glen Kamara after Finland coach Markku Kanerva urged the midfielder to ‘sign for a club bigger than Rangers’.

Kamara has enjoyed a superb season north of the border and played a leading role in the club securing their first Scottish title for 10 years. And while Kamara does have over two years remaining on his deal, Steven Gerrard wants him tied to a new contract.

However, with Kamara catching the eye with two solid displays for Finland at Euro 2020, Gers could face a fight to keep the star.

Firstly, it was claimed last month that Arsenal were readying an approach to re-sign their former academy star. With Mikel Arteta looking to remould his Gunners squad, Kamara is one player reportedly targeted by the Spaniard.

Kamara though is also a long-standing target for Leeds. Marcelo Bielsa is looking for midfield reinforcements this summer and Kamara may fit the bill. Premier League new boys Watford have also been linked with a move.

Now the pair’s hopes have been given a lift after Finland coach Kanerva hinted the star should try and force a move.

He told AFP: “Hopefully he will continue his development, it would be nice to see him playing even at bigger clubs.”

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