Norwich City boss Lambert scotches Miroslav Klose link

Miroslav Klose
Klose's Bayern Munich deal is set to expire this summer

Norwich City boss Paul Lambert has ruled out a move for Germany international Miroslav Klose.

Reports have suggested Lambert was looking to work his connections with the Bundesliga to lure the 32-year-old Bayern Munich striker to Carrow Road

"The lad's 30-odd now, he's played in front of 80,000 people," Lambert told BBC Radio Scotland.

"He isn't going to come to Norwich and put his shoulder to the wheel, that's me being totally honest."

Former Scotland midfielder Lambert has maintained strong links with German football since his days with Borussia Dortmund, who he helped win the Champions League in 1997.

He returned to the country to acquire his coaching badges and took his Canaries there for a pre-season tour last summer.

But the Scot insisted that someone of the calibre of Klose, who has scored 61 goals in 108 international appearances, would be an unrealistic target for the Premier League new boys.

"I don't think I'm going to get somebody like that, I'll get lads that are hungry and want to drive the club on," he said.

Lambert also revealed he hopes to bring in seven new faces to the Norfolk club before next season's Premier League adventure.

"I think we're going to need about seven, which is a big turnover, but we did it last year, going in with seven or so new lads and they adapted to it," he added.

"There's ones I've identified already to the club and it's up to us to try and persuade them to come."