Hulse interest increases
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 23-year-old has been the subject of recent transfer speculation involving Cardiff City, with an undisclosed fee being agreed between The Railwaymen and the Welsh club for the hit-man last week.
However, Alex boss Dario Gradi revealed on Tuesday that Hulse did not fancy a move to Ninian Park, thus leaving the door open for other clubs to make bids.
In search of a striker, Worthington has wasted no time in making an enquiry with the Gresty Road club about Hulse, admitting he is keen bring to the goalscorer to East Anglia.
"We're aware of the situation. I like the player but some of the reports about the Cardiff deal suggested a figure approaching £1 million and that is too high for this football club," Worthington told the club's official website.
"We've put in a call to their chairman (John Bowler) but he's on holiday at the moment so we'll wait and see how things develop."
The Canaries have already expressed interest in the Wimbledon striking pair of David Connolly and Neil Shipperley, so it remains to be seen if a move for Hulse would materialise at Norwich.
Another club that could make a move for Hulse are West Bromwich Albion, with Baggies boss Gary Megson likely preparing to put in a bid of his own for the marksman.
Megson is also an admirer of Hulse, having tried to lure the player to The Hawthorns at the beginning of last season.
West Brom chief executive Jeremy Peace revealed that Hulse is a player the club have been regularly monitoring.
"As for Rob Hulse, he is a player who we have regularly scouted so that probably puts us in a better position to make a judgment on him," Peace told the Birmingham Evening Mail.