Trabzonspor president Ertugrul Dogan has confirmed they have opened talks with Norwich City over a potential move for midfielder Marcelino Nunez.

Reports in Turkey have suggested they have submitted a second bid worth¬†‚ā¨4.5m in their continued attempts to sign Nunez after seeing their first rejected.¬†

Nunez and his representatives are said to be open to a move to the seven-time Turkish champions, with talks between the clubs ongoing. 

Speaking to Turkish outlet A Spor, Dogan confirmed that talks had been held over potentially signing Nunez but admitted a compromise is needed from City on the asking price for any deal to be struck. 

"Negotiations are continuing," he said, "but for now, the cost is very high. If the cost decreases, it will happen. We expect this to be the case."

Trabzonspor have made a flurry of signings at the start of the transfer window and remain in talks with released Rangers duo John Lundstram and Borja Barisic. They have also struck an agreement with Hull for Ozan Tufan and Standard Liege winger Cihan Canak. 

Nunez is an active target after reportedly being identified by their recruitment team and head coach¬†Abdullah AvcńĪ.¬†

Norwich are believed to be in no rush to cash in on the 24-year-old, who is currently away on international duty with Chile at the Copa America. 

Nunez’s first club, Universidad Católica, negotiated a 25pc sell-on in the original £3.5m package that brought the Chilean to England in 2022, which would have to be factored into any further negotiations during the close season.

City have made their stance on any potential deal clear in exploratory talks between the two parties and are hopeful a positive tournament could see Nunez's pricetag swell. 

Ben Knapper has confirmed there will be sales from Norwich City this summer.Ben Knapper has confirmed there will be sales from Norwich City this summer. (Image: Denise Bradley/Newsquest)

Trabzonspor officials hope the lure of Europa League could tempt Nunez, with personal terms not expected to be an issue with the player and his advisors.

Nunez became an integral part of Norwich's squad during the second half of their Championship campaign under David Wagner that ended with a play-off semi final defeat to Leeds United. 

City's sporting director Ben Knapper confirmed they would be looking to sell talent this summer. Jon Rowe, Gabriel Sara, and Josh Sargent are also expected to attract attention after their respective performances last season.