Boss still mulling Davies bid
Norwich City boss Chris Hughton has not yet made a bid for Curtis Davies but admits that the Birmingham City man is his type of player.
The former England Under-21 star has been tipped to follow Hughton from St Andrew's but the Canaries boss says he is yet to make a decision on whether to try to lure him away.
"I do like him very much and he's a player I admire," said Hughton. "What I am doing at the moment is assessing what we need and possibly what might be available.
"It's normal stuff, you make inquiries on which players might be available through agents and clubs. But everything we do we always do the right way. Anything that's ever reported is never coming from us but, yes, he is a player I do like and I had the opportunity to work with."
Asked if that meant he would be making a bid, Hughton said: "It's not a yes, but it's a player I do like, as with lots of other players. It's the responsibility of our scouting network to identify players but that is an ongoing process week in, week out.
"Numbers wise the squad is big enough but it will be my decision over the next few weeks in this pre-season period on what I bring in and where I feel that we could do with strengthening.
"If you are going to bring players in, it is ideal to bring them in as early as possible but on most occasions that's not the case. There hasn't been much business done but over the next three or four weeks there will be."