Hooper only has one year remaining on his current contract at Celtic.
Celtic are considering an increased bid from QPR for striker Gary Hooper, with the likelihood of the player leaving Glasgow growing by the day, Sky Sports reports.
Hooper only has one year remaining on his current contract with the Scottish Champions and he has made in clear that he won’t be signing a new deal so Celtic will have to sell him this summer or risk losing him for free next year.
The striker is hoping to move to England so that he become part of Roy Hodgson’s plans for the England national team.
QPR look to be front runners at this stage with Hull City moving onto other targets as they see Hooper’s move to Loftus Road as forgone conclusion.
Hooper hasn’t travelled to Northern Ireland for Celtic’s Champions League qualifier against Cliftonville but the Hoops assistant manager John Mjallby claims that is due to injury and not because of the transfer speculation.
“He’s been carrying a groin strain so he’s not fit,” said Mjallby.
The Swede believes that Hooper will leave Celtic this summer and confirmed in an interview that the Scottish Champions had received a bid for their top goal scorer.
“It looks likely that Gary Hooper will leave the club but the final word has not been said, so we will see,” said Mjallby.
“A bid came in last night, but I don’t know how the club has responded to it. It’s an increased bid but I don’t know if it’s good enough. That’s something you’d have to ask the manager, chief executive and board.”