However, the Serie A giants dismissed the offer from the East Anglian club, leaving manager Chris Hughton still searching for a big name summer signing.
The club were thought to be confident of signing the former Napoli forward following the news Juventus were prepared to sell the player for around £6million.
But sources in Italy today revealed the club turned down Norwich City’s offer and are now holding out for a bigger offer for the 30-year-old.
The news could spark a three-way bidding war among Premier League clubs, with Southampton and West Brom both thought to be keen on signing the Italian forward.
Norwich have attempted to bring in some quality this summer, but have so far been rebuffed in their efforts. The Canaries had a £7million offer for Ajax defender Toby Alderweireld accepted last week, only for the player to reject a move to Carrow Road.
The defender’s agent, Soren Lerby explained: “The problem was not that Norwich didn’t fit Toby’s ambitions, but we simply failed to agree terms.”
Hughton must now decide whether to return with a second bid for Quagliarella, or turn his attentions elsewhere.
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