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Scunthorpe United confirm bids made for Gary Hooper

Gary Hooper
Hooper joined Scunthorpe from Southend in July 2008

Scunthorpe United have confirmed they have received bids for leading scorer Gary Hooper.

Hooper, who has a year remaining on his existing deal at Glanford Park, is attracting interest from several clubs.

However, Iron chairman Steve Wharton has told BBC Radio Humberside that Celtic are not on the list of teams who have made an offer for Hooper.

National newspaper reports over the weekend suggested the SPL side had made a bid in the region of £2m.

Hooper was the third-highest scorer in the Championship this season, netting 19 goals.

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The 22-year-old joined the Iron in July 2008 for an fee of £125,000, rising to £175,000.

Scunthorpe boss Nigel Adkins admitted in April that he may cash in on the striker.

At the time he told BBC Look North: "Billy Sharp and Martin Paterson moved on for big money and Gary Hooper is the next logical one.

"We are trying to be a developmental club where we allow players to come in, develop and move on to bigger and better things for a decent fee."



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