Norwich confirm Ben Gibson transfer decision and unveil Oliver Skipp plan
Norwich have confirmed Ben Gibson will join permanently this summer and hope to keep Oliver Skipp on loan from Spurs despite Jose Mourinho's dismissal.
The Canaries were promoted straight back to the Premier League at the weekend.
City can clinch the title on Tuesday if they beat second-placed Watford.
Boss Daniel Farke admits centre-back Gibson,28, will now see his loan from Burnley become permanent for around £8.5million.
The Norwich coach also doesn't believe Mourinho's sacking at Tottenham will affect hopes of a new loan for holding midfielder Skipp,20, who has played in every game.
Farke said: “Ben Gibson will be with us next season. Oliver Skipp was also a key man in our success and played a major role.
“We were grateful and thankful he was allowed to help us. But we fully accept he is a Tottenham player and it is not in our hands what happens with his future.
“We will see. Our talks with them are always good. We have a great relationship with them.
“I don't think it (Mourinho's sacking) makes a major impact.
“The discussions were between the two clubs and it was not just like I had a four-hour telephone call with Jose about Oliver and he said: 'OK I send him out on loan'.
“It is more like a club decision.”
Farke is now planning a better assault on the Premier League after Norwich finished bottom last season having spent little cash.
The German added: “We head to the Premier League in a much stronger position to try to become a permanent member.
“We have a few players with Premier League experience and we are capable of investing more than two years ago.”
He allowed his squad the weekend to celebrate going up before returning to training on Monday.
“It was not perfect preparation but we are highly-motivated with lots of team spirit which may balance it out.”
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