The Canaries want £5m rated Kone at Carrow Road.
Norwich City have become the latest Premier League club targeting Wigan Athletic’s Arouna Kone with Everton and Liverpool also chasing the Ivorian, reports the Daily Mail.
Since Wigan were relegated to the Championship on the penultimate day of the 2012/13 campaign, Kone has been linked with a move away from the DW Stadium.
The 29-year-old impressed during his first season with the Latics, despite their demotion, scoring 13 goals in all competitions and setting up a further six.
With the Ivory Coast international having a £5m release clause in his contract and the striker’s proven capabilities in the English top flight, Kone would be an attractive prospect for many Premier League sides.
Everton seemed to be leading the chase for the forward due to the fact that the manager that signed the Ivorian at Wigan, Roberto Martinez, has since succeeded David Moyes at Goodison Park.
The relationship between Martinez and Kone would certainly go some way into influencing any potential transfer, although Norwich would perhaps be able to offer the striker more first team opportunities.
The Canaries do already have club captain Grant Holt and record transfer Ricky Van Wolfswinkel in attack, but with Simeon Jackson and Steve Morison having left the club in the last 12 months there is room in the squad for another forward.
Whether or not Chris Hughton would be able to tempt Kone to Carrow Road over the Toffees or Liverpool is another matter of course, but the Norfolk side are really showing their intent for the upcoming campaign with the signings they are involved with.