By Tom Blackburn
Norwich manager Alex Neil says their has been no approach for Cameroon international Sebastian Bassong, after he was linked with Leeds and Fulham.
Neil says that Norwich would be open to a bid for the 30-year-old defender but revealed there has not yet been an enquiry.
West London Sport claimed on Monday morning that Leeds were fighting Fulham to sign the 30-year-old centre-back, who has Premier League experience with the likes of Newcastle and Tottenham.
“Seb is not in the team at the minute,” Neil said, as quoted by Vital Football. “He performed well the last time we were in the Championship and he helped get win promotion but at the moment Timm (Klose) is in his place and performing well.
“Whoever performs best will play. We have kept two clean sheets plus we should have kept a clean sheet at Blackburn and Ipswich was sloppy from us. We have players who must bide their time at the minute and Seb is one of those.
“There have been no enquiries. If someone comes in and want to take him on loan that is never going to happen. If someone wants to put money on the table and buy Seb then Seb will have a look at it and if he deems it is the best thing for him and we deem that is the case then we’ll have a look.
“I am not actively looking to sell Seb and he is a part of my squad, who might become an important player as the season develops.”
The defender possesses a wealth of defensive knowledge with 168 Premier League appearances and Champions League experience in his locker.
He made 71 appearances for Tottenham during a three-year spell at White Hart Lane that ended in 2012.
Leeds are interested in signing a centre-back, with only four centre-backs on the books at Elland Road in Sol Bamba, Kyle Bartley, Pontus Jansson and Liam Cooper.
The left-footed centre-back, who can also play on the left-side of the defence, has also had a loan spells at Wolves and Watford.
Norwich’s number six has less than 12 months remaining on his current Carrow Road deal, and could be available for a cut-price figure if Leeds or Fulham were to make a move.
The Paris-born defender moved to England in 2008 after putting pen to paper on a £500,000 deal to sign for the Magpies from Ligue 1 side Metz.
After an impressive first season at St. James’ Park, Newcastle made a healthy profit by allowing Bassong to join Premier League rivals Tottenham for £8million.
New Leeds manager Garry Monk has already welcomed ten new faces at Elland Road, including international stars Jansson, Rob Green, Pablo Hernandez and Liam Bridcutt.
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