Hooper attracting interest

Hoops striker focused on winning the SPL title

Gary Hooper: In superb form at Celtic

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Gary Hooper has attracted interest from a number of Premier League clubs but is still intent on signing a new deal at Celtic, according to the player's agent.

The prolific Hoops striker is hot property having bagged 15 goals in all competitions this season to help Celtic head into 2012 as Scottish Premier League leaders.

Neil Lennon's side were 15 points behind Rangers in early November but Wednesday night's Old Firm derby triumph - their ninth SPL win on the trot - saw them go two clear at the summit.

Hooper has netted six times during their winning run and speculation about his future is sure to mount during the January transfer window having already been linked with the likes of Queens Park Rangers, Sunderland and Newcastle.

But the 23-year-old, whose current contract expires in the summer of 2014, has recently spoken of his wish to discuss a new deal with the club and is focused on firing Celtic to their first SPL title since 2008.

His new agent Simon Dent told skysports.com: "We are pleased to be representing Gary Hooper exclusively and are meeting Celtic next week to discuss Gary's situation.

"He's loving life in Glasgow and really enjoying his football up there.

"We have had interest from a number of clubs in England but at the moment Gary is focused on winning the SPL with Celtic."