CELTIC have been listed among a leading bookmakers’ favourites to sign Gary Hooper for a second time.
The striker could be on his way out at Norwich City despite Alex Neil leading the club back to the top flight.
Hooper, who quit the Hoops in a £5.5million deal two years ago, had a disappointing spell in his debut season in the Premier League for the Carrow Road outfit when he scored only six goals in 32 games.
Now bookies Bet Victor are taking bets on where the 27-year-old hitman, who is out of contract at the end of next season, will be playing in the new season.
Ronny Deila’s side are listed at 6/1 to land the player who scored 82 goals in 108 games over three years in his original spell with the SPFL champions after joining from Scunthorpe in a £2.4million deal.
Neil Lennon’s Bolton and Huddersfield Town are joint favourites at 3/1.
Brighton, Cardiff City, Middlesborough and Wolves are all available at 12/1.
Other clubs thought to be in contention for Hooper’s signature include Burnley (14/1) and Derby County (16/1), while Yorkshire duo Sheffield Wednesday and Leeds United are both priced at 20/1.
Hoops boss Deila has been looking to beef up his strike-force following John Guidetti’s refusal to make his loan move from Manchester City permanent.
It’s a funny old game! John Guidetti could be back playing at Celtic Park next season.
Lazio are interested in signing the Swedish striker who quit the SPFL champions when his loan deal expired last month.
The Rome-based club finished third in Serie A and have a chance of qualifying for the Champions League in the forthcoming campaign.
That could bring about an intriguing meeting with Ronny Deila’s side and a quickfire return to Glasgow for the frontman who netted 15 goals for the Hoops, but also saw his his form dip alarmingly after the turn of the year.
Lazio, though, will face opposition in their move for the 23-year-old who will become a free agent when his contract at Manchester City runs out at the end of the month.
Fellow-Italians Fiorentina, Udinese and Hellas Verona are also showing an interest in Guidetti, who recently claimed he was dropped from the Celtic side at the turn of the year due to making the club aware that he wouldn’t be signing a contract. Many in the Celtic support reckon he lost his place due to a scoring drought.