Celtic Confirm Intention to Keep Hold of Sought After Striker Gary Hooper

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Celtic Park striker will not be sold.

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Celtic manager Neil Lennon has reiterated his stance that striker Gary Hooper will not be sold in the final two days of the transfer window.

The 23-year-old forward has been the subject of two bids from Premier League Norwich City, the latest proposal thought to be a player-plus-cash offer including Steve Morison move north to the Scottish Premier League.

Lennon has rejected both bids for the 22-goal hitman and, despite interest from Tottenham as well as Norwich City, the Celtic manager does not expect his prized asset to leave the club over the final two days of the transfer window.

“He’s our player, he has 18 months to go on his contract and he’s probably in his best vein of form since he walked into the club,” Lennon told Sportinglife.

“I had a chat to him a week or 10 days ago, and we’ve moved on from that, but I’ll reiterate I don’t want to sell him and the club doesn’t want to sell him. We’ve remained pretty steadfast on that.

“We’ve only had two separate bids from one club, and we haven’t even asked for a price. People say ‘name your price’ but I’m not putting a price on him.”

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