Previous
Chile
Argentina
8:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Germany
England
Fox 8:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Columbus Crew
New York Red Bulls
11:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Montreal Impact
New York City FC
12:00 AM GMT Jul 5, 2015
Game Details
Colorado Rapids
Vancouver Whitecaps
1:00 AM GMT Jul 5, 2015
Game Details
LA Galaxy
Toronto FC
2:30 AM GMT Jul 5, 2015
Game Details
Real Salt Lake
Orlando City SC
2:00 AM GMT Jul 5, 2015
Game Details
Next
By ESPN Staff

Celtic reject second bid for Hooper

Celtic striker Gary Hooper may have turned down a contract offer from the Hoops but manager Neil Lennon remains confident he will still be at Parkhead on February 1 after rejecting a second bid from Norwich City.

Norwich target Gary Hooper was on target for Celtic against Dundee United
Gary Hooper is a target of Norwich

Lennon revealed the offer of a contract extension had been on the table since October, while the bid from Norwich was slightly improved on the one submitted late last week.

Her told BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound programme: "We have had an improved offer, if you want to call it an improved offer, from Norwich that's been turned down automatically."

Lennon did not want to go into details about Norwich's offer but said it was not much more than the original figure.

When asked if it was £6 million, Lennon said: "It was nowhere near six million. It was completely rejected and even if it was six million it would be completely rejected."

Lennon claimed little had changed with the situation of the striker, who has 18 months left on his current terms.

When asked about reports that Hooper had rejected the club's latest offer, Lennon said: "It's not the latest offer because we made it two or three months ago.

"I'm disappointed again that these things have come out in public. I'm not too sure where they are coming from but it's certainly not us.

"It's as you were. He didn't like the look of the contract two or three months ago and nothing has changed.

"We feel it's a very good offer. It would put him in the top two or three highest-paid players at the club. I'm sure he wants to be the highest paid but you can't always get what you want."

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.