Tuesday, 20th August, 2013
Ola Toivonen's mixed responses to the Norwich City approach has meant that this time it is the club who have snubbed him by opting for compatriot Johan Elmander, according to Voetbal International.
Norwich had been all set to offer Toivonen a contract to move away from PSV Eindhoven, but the midfielder initially refused and then insisted he had not categorically ruled out the move.
As a result, Norwich have lost patience with the 27-year-old and will now attempt a deal with Galatasaray's Elmander, currently under contract until the end of the 2013/14 season.
Elmander's inability to get enough game time thanks to the presence of one Didier Drogba and Burak Yilmaz, means he can think of a return to England.
Elmander is not unfamiliar with the Premier League, having tunned out for Bolton between 2008 and 2011 before his move to Turkey.
He made a total of 92 league appearances for Bolton, scoring 18 goals, and Norwich are expected to offer him a relatively long-term contract.
Elmander also boasts time spent with French Ligue 1 side Toulouse while he has Eredivisie experience under his belt with Feyenoord.
Toivonen, meanwhile, will have to fight for the chance to earn a new contract under PSV boss Phillip Cocu, who has also expressed some frustration over the Sweden international.
Toivonen's contract runs out next year, and Cocu has made it clear the playmaker must be prepared for a new deal or risk being sidelined to the reserve side.
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