Exeter boss Paul Tisdale has claimed that the Canaries are still in the hunt for Grecians defender Dan Seaborne, a day after Paul Lambert hinted that the deal was dead in the water.
When quizzed about his interest in the 22-year-old at Colney yesterday, the City boss as good as admitted that a lack of finances was likely to scupper any deal.
“We’re trying as we’ve said before, but I hope people don’t think the Club is riddled with money because it’s not,” said the Canary chief.
“It’s taken a little bit of a battering with the use of the loan system and being relegated and things like that go against you, so the finances are not as good as maybe some people would like to think.”
But according to Tisdale, the Devon club have received and rejected a second Norwich bid. They do, however, expect the Canaries to come back with another in the near future.
“They are continuing their interest but it’s not even close to something that we would entertain. I am sure they will continue their interest — it hasn’t finished,” he told thisisexeter.co.uk
“But we are in the same place that we were before. I don’t want to be too disparaging but it is not even worth considering.”
What is quite clear is Lambert’s admiration of the player so this particular transfer saga could yet run and run.