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Monday 22 October 2018

Huddersfield improve their offer for Norwich midfielder Alex Pritchard

Norwich midfielder Alex Pritchard could leave Carrow Road for Huddersfield this month
Norwich midfielder Alex Pritchard could leave Carrow Road for Huddersfield this month

Huddersfield have made another bid for Norwich midfielder Alex Pritchard.

The Terriers have made a significantly improved offer after one of £5million was rejected, Press Association Sport understands.

Former England Under-21 international Pritchard is understood to be open to moving to the John Smith's Stadium after 18 months in Norfolk.

Norwich want to keep Pritchard, who has impressed after returning from an ankle injury in November, but with promotion from the Sky Bet Championship looking unlikely, Huddersfield's latest bid will test their resolve.

The Canaries are 13th in the table and nine points adrift of the top six after an inconsistent first season under head coach Daniel Farke.

Pritchard, 24, has made nine appearances this season and scored eight goals in 43 games for Norwich since joining from Tottenham in 2016.

Huddersfield have won just two of their last 11 Premier League games and sit 11th, four points above the relegation zone. They beat Bolton 2-1 in the FA Cup third round on Saturday.

Terriers boss David Wagner confirmed he was interested in Pritchard but will not be held to ransom.

"Pritchard is not my player, he is a Norwich player," he told the Huddersfield Examiner.

"I like him, but I have my doubts if he will play for us because I know how expensive British players are in this window.

"If we are able to get some British players in they have to be reasonable prices. At the end it is all about quality.

"If it's one new signing with the quality to help us, good. If it's two, I'll take two. We need to be focused on the quality."

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