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Norwich chief Webber sets asking price for their best kids

Norwich City chief Stuart Webber insists none of their players will leave on the cheap this summer.

Webber confirmed on Monday morning there are no bids on the table for the likes of Max Aarons, Ben Godfrey, Emi Buendia or Todd Cantwell.

“We are difficult to negotiate with when we are selling, and we hold all the cards on our young players," he told edp24.co.uk. “Not one of them has less than three years left on their contracts. They owe us, we owe them.

“They are homegrown, and British players cost more. That is almost a Premier League tax these days. We are fortunate we have a few of them. I am sure there will also be interest in our younger ones.

“But that will be on our terms.

If it is top clubs, like when Leicester came in for James Maddison, you have to respect they can pay him and us a lot of money, and the player has his own personal ambitions. But will we sell someone on the cheap just because they say they want to go? No chance.

“If you sign a contract a year ago it doesn't mean you can swan off into the sunset.

“They are good guys. They care and the majority of their agents get it. Will there be interest? Of course, but on our terms. Has there been interest? No.

“The staff here know I am fair and it won't be deluded figures we ask for, but we also need good characters to get us back up.

“We got just over £20m for James Maddison, after one season in the Championship, and we needed the money.

“So what I would be saying to people is please have a look at that before you pick up the phone to us. That has set the benchmark for our club."

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