Lennon confirms that Celtic Rejected transfer bid

Gary Hooper - Celtic

Norwich City have had an ‘undisclosed bid’ turned down by Celtic for their main man Gary Hooper.

The Canaries are keen to land the striker after their bid for Swansea City forward Danny Graham was also snubbed yesterday.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon is desperate to hold on to his star player this month and was left frustrated that the offer became public knowledge.

Hooper has 18 months remaining on his current deal but the SPL champions have offered the former Scunthorpe forward an extension that he is yet to sign.

Many have pinpointed Hooper as a surprise selection in Roy Hodgson’s England squads for upcoming friendlies this year after notching double figures so far this season and he helped Celtic progress to the knock out stages of the Champions League.

Lennon has admitted a bid was rejected and that he is hopeful a positive meeting with the player could resolve the contract issues.

“The bid has been rejected,” Lennon told BBC Sport.

“We had discussions with his representatives this morning and we are waiting to hear back from them.”

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