Hughton still searching for a striker

Celtic striker Gary Hooper Norwich manager Chris Hughton has revealed that he is still looking to sign a new striker this month, but has admitted that he may have to wait until deadline day to do so.

The Canaries have been linked with a number of front-men in recent weeks, with Gary Hooper, also a target for Tottenham, believed to be their favoured option.

Celtic have rejected two bids from the East Anglians, but it is speculated that Hughton will return with an £8m bid in attempt to force through a deal.

As well as Hooper, the Carrow Road side are reportedly looking at Swansea star Danny Graham as well as Sporting Kansas City’s Kei Kamara.

Hughton admitted that he is still searching to bring in a source of goals, but, as it stands, the saga could rumble on until late on Thursday:

“The search is ongoing, we’ve been linked with 40 to 50 strikers. It’s a very difficult time.” He told Sky Sports.

“There are so many phone calls, so many agents pushing players. You don’t even know if they are available and probably most of them are not.

“I think we’ll be late Thursday night. Hopefully any business we have done is before then.”

As well as Hooper, Kamara and Graham QPR’s Jamie Mackie has been mooted as an option.

But, Hughton refused to suggest that a deal is being worked on:

“It is a name I’m aware of and has been mentioned. He’s also got a value to Queens Park Rangers. He’s very much their player.”

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