Norwich City are determined to keep hold of club captain and star striker Grant Holt.

The 31-year old has already expressed his desire to depart Carrow Road after handing in a transfer request but chief executive David McNally will have none of that, especially after manager Paul Lambert left this week to pursue the Aston Villa vacancy.

"We are delighted he has loved it here, 70 goals in three seasons, every level of football he has scored at - 15 in the league last year, our captain, our talisman and the fans hero," McNally told Sky Sports News regarding Holt.

"He has won player of the year three years in a row and that has never been done at this marvellous football club and he is not for sale.

"If ever, hypothetically, you were to sell someone with such a record, what is the replacement cost? It is certainly bigger than the total budget that I have seen quoted for the club Lambert is talking to - but Grant Holt is not for sale."

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