QPR boss Harry Redknapp, fresh from his defeat against Newcastle United, wants Celtic’s Gary Hooper to spearhead his attack next season.
Reports today suggest Redknapp want the Celtic frontman to lead his attempts to make an immediate return to the Premier League, according to the Daily Mirror.
Norwich failed in January with a string of bids for the 25-year-old, who has scored 29 goals this season. Newcastle have also been linked with Hooper in the past.
It’s quiet on the Sunderland and Newcastle front but other transfer stories include:
Real Madrid are stepping up their efforts to beat Barcelona to the signing of Brazil forward Neymar. Santos are hoping that Real might meet the £59m release clause in the 21-year-old’s contract, while Barca will not pay more than £25m. Full story: AS (Spanish)
Wayne Rooney’s future remains uncertain after it was confirmed the 27-year-old had submitted a transfer request and asked to be left out of Manchester United’s final home match against Swansea. Full story: Daily Star
Incoming Bayern Munich coach Pep Guardiola accepts Jack Wilshere will stay at Arsenal this summer but has made the England midfielder, 21, a long-term transfer target. Full story: Metro
Phil Neville has admitted that he is not sure whether he will be extending his playing career after confirming last month he would leave Everton at the end of the season. Full story: Sky Sports
Fulham manager Martin Jol is targeting as many as six new signings for next season. Full story: Ealing Gazette