Norwich City have had a second bid for Jonathan Walters, believed to be in the region of £2 million pounds, rejected by Stoke.
ROI international Walters has made it publicly known he is unhappy with the contract offered to him by the Potters, which has tempted Norwich to come back with an improved offer.
According to the Stoke Sentinel, the Staffordshire side have rejected the bid outright as they remain confident of agreeing terms with the former Ipswich forward who has less than a year remaining on his current deal.
The hardworking forward has increased competition for his place with the arrival of Champions League winning wingers Xherdan Shaqiri and Ibrahim Afellay, and may feel that a move to Carrow Road will give him a better chance of securing first-team football.
Neil has made it clear that the Canaries are in the market for a centre-forward and with Lewis Grabban`s future looking uncertain, the Scot has a busy few days ahead in ensuring that Norwich land their striker targets between now and Tuesday.
Walters was left out of the squad for the 1-1 draw between the two sides last Saturday, but made a goalscoring return for the Potters against Luton Town in the Capital One Cup in midweek.