Rovers' rebuff Canaries keeper bid
Norwich City have failed with a £500,000 offer to sign 27-year-old Blackburn Rovers goalkeeper Mark Bunn.
Canaries' chief Chris Hughton has been looking to recruit another goalkeeper this summer to provide competition for number one John Ruddy, who made his international debut with England in the 2-1 friendly win against Italy in Switzerland on Wednesday.
And, it appears Rovers' second choice custodian, Bunn, has been the subject of an offer this week. But Rovers snubbed it out of hand as Ewood Park boss Steve Kean aims to keep the majority of his squad together in order to make a solid bid to return to the Premier League at the first attempt this season.
Bunn, who will continue to fight it out with Paul Robinson for the number one jersey at Rovers in the Championship, is set to be sidelined for another month having suffered a recurrence of a hip injury which has hampered him all summer.
However, when he is fit, Bunn is set to stay in Lancashire so Hughton will have to look elsewhere for a new goalkeeper before the transfer window closes at the end of August.
The former Newcastle and Birmingham boss has stressed that he wants another shot-stopper to challenge Ruddy for a first-team spot while it will also enable youngster Declan Rudd to leave Carrow Road on loan.