Bhoys to return for Turnbull

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Norwich City are believed to be back in the hunt for Motherwell starlet David Turnbull after a second move to Celtic fell through.

Celtic are expected to reignite their interest in Motherwell midfielder David Turnbull when the transfer window opens in January.

The Bhoys were thought to be close to a deal for the player during the summer, only for the transfer to collapse late on, while Norwich also showed an interest.

A fee reported to be around the £3.25million mark had been agreed with the Steelmen before a medical assessment revealed the player required knee surgery, ruling him out for six months.

Turnbull has since gone under the knife to correct the issue and is expected to be back in the first-team frame at Fir Park in January.

Reports in the Scottish press suggest Celtic will return for him then, with Neil Lennon a big fan of the 20-year-old.

The Glasgow giants are likely to monitor him once he gets back into Stephen Robinson’s side but if he proves his fitness, the Scottish Premiership champions will make their move.

A similar fee to the £3.25million initially proposed is expected to be on the table for the Scotland Under-21 international.

Turnbull has spent all of his career at Motherwell, coming through their academy before making his debut in 2-0 Scottish Cup win at Dundee in February 2010.

Last season saw him become the first Motherwell player since James McFadden in 2002 to be named SFWA Young Player of the Year.

Celtic are clearly keen and the Carluke-born starlet could well find himself at Parkhead by the closure of the winter window on January 31.

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