Saints eye new Hooper move
Adkins ready to rekindle interest in striker
By Pete O'Rourke - Follow me: @skysportspeteo. Last Updated: May 19, 2012 5:25pm
Gary Hooper: Set to be the subject of more interest from Southampton
Sky Sports understands Southampton are lining up a new move for Celtic striker Gary Hooper.
Southampton have held a long-term interest in Hooper and saw a couple of bids for the 24-year-old rejected in January.
Saints boss Nigel Adkins is a huge admirer of Hooper having worked with him during his time in charge of Scunthorpe and he is keen on being reunited as he plans for life in the Premier League next season.
Southampton are looking to bolster their attacking options for next season and Hooper is thought to remain their top target
Hooper scored 29 goals in all competitions this season and he also won the Golden Boot as the SPL's top scorer as Celtic clinched the SPL title.
Celtic are determined to keep hold of their star striker, but it is understood Southampton are ready to test their resolve with a bid of £7million for Hooper.