Lewis Grabban: Norwich reject two bids from old club Bournemouth

Lewis Grabban
Lewis Grabban joined Norwich from Bournemouth in June 2014

Bournemouth have had two bids for their former striker Lewis Grabban rejected by fellow Premier League club Norwich City, manager Alex Neil has confirmed.

Grabban, 27, scored 12 goals for the Canaries last season during their promotion from the Championship.

He moved to Carrow Road from Bournemouth in June 2014.

"Lewis is an important member of the squad and I'm not interested in selling him to one of our direct competitors," Neil told BBC Radio Norfolk.

"The situation is that Bournemouth have come in with two separate bids for Lewis and both have been rejected.

"I think when it gets to this stage of the transfer window, anything is possible. There's some things that happen you don't expect and we'll be prepared for that."

Grabban scored 35 league goals in 82 appearances during two seasons at Bournemouth after signing from Rotherham in June 2012.