Blackpool transfer latest on Oliver Norburn, Josh Bowler and Morgan Rogers

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Blackpool target Oliver Norburn wants to leave Peterborough United for personal reasons, it’s been reported.
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The Daily Mail claim the 29-year-old is unsettled at London Road as he has a young family who are still based in Bolton.

Norburn is keen to return to the North West and has apparently informed Posh he wants to move. However, the Peterborough captain hasn’t formally lodged a transfer request.

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The Gazette understands these reports are accurate and Norburn, a summer signing from Shrewsbury Town, was unsettled as early as two weeks into his move.

Norburn was handed the captaincy by manager Darren Ferguson in December, replacing Mark Beevers.

Peterborough’s director of football Barry Fry confirmed yesterday that they had rejected a six-figure bid for their player from the Seasiders.Blackpool made a bid, but we turned it down flat,” he told our sister paper, the Peterborough Telegraph.

“We need players like Oliver in our situation.

Norburn only made the move to Peterborough from Shrewsbury Town during the summerNorburn only made the move to Peterborough from Shrewsbury Town during the summer
Norburn only made the move to Peterborough from Shrewsbury Town during the summer

“Anyway we only signed him in August after our manager managed to persuade the owners to make it happen, and he’s subsequently been made captain.”

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Ironically, Peterborough yesterday bolstered their midfield with the signing of Jeando Fuchs from Scottish side Dundee United.

Blackpool were strongly linked with the Cameroonian at the start of the window.In other transfer news, Josh Bowler is now attracting interest from today’s opponents Fulham as well as Bournemouth, according to Football Insider.

The winger, who has been in fabulous form in recent weeks, has previously been the source of interest from Nottingham Forest, who have had bids knocked back.

Bowler only signed a one-year deal with the Seasiders during the summer, but the club do hold the option to extend by 12 months.

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Morgan Rogers, meanwhile, is the latest player to be linked with a January move to Bloomfield Road.

The Manchester City winger is currently on loan at Bournemouth but, according to the Daily Mail, the Premier League champions are expected to recall him before sending him elsewhere, with Huddersfield Town also interested.

The 19-year-old, who featured against Blackpool in the League One play-off final last season for Lincoln City, has made 17 appearances for the Cherries, scoring once.

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