Transfer news: West Brom make bid for Norwich's Wes Hoolahan
West Brom have made an 11th hour bid for Wes Hoolahan after Aston Villa withdrew following three failed bids.
Last Updated: 31/01/14 4:41pm
The Republic of Ireland international had handed in a transfer request in early January amid interest from Villa and has not featured for the Canaries since New Year's Day.
Former Norwich manager Paul Lambert had three offers rebuffed to reunite himself and the Irishman at Villa Park before west Midlands rivals West Brom tabled their interest.
Hoolahan's City future was thrown into further doubt on Thursday after he was witnessed making derogatory comments about the Norfolk side to a television reporter, by the station's cameraman.
Canaries boss Chris Hughton promised to look into the incident, before the Baggies offer arrived, and said: "What you are telling me is news to me. It is not something I am aware of and is something I will have to investigate.
"What I have always been able to do is front the media on something I have knowledge of and can speak of in an appropriate and correct way.
"We know it is an unsettling time for players in that situation (out of the team), but it won't be the first or the last time you have to deal with situations like that, and it is my responsibility as the manager (to do so).
"There are always going to be procedures you have at the club, whether a player wants to go or whether the club want to keep that particular player.
"At this moment, Wes is very much a Norwich player."
Hoolahan is not expected to play any part when Norwich face potential relegation rivals Cardiff at Cardiff City Stadium on Saturday.