Sheffield Wednesday want to keep Gary Hooper but will have to pay £3.5m to do it, report the Eastern Daily Press.
Hooper has been on loan at Hillsborough this season, making 11 appearances and scoring twice. That deal runs out on 17th January and Owls’ boss, Carlos Carvalhal says he wants to keep him beyond that.
“I wish, seeing as it`s been my first option since the beginning as I tell them (the board). I wish that he`d stay here of course,” Carvahal told BBC Radio Sheffield. “But let`s see as it`s something that I can`t control. Let`s see in the future.”
Hooper has scored 20 goals in 70 appearances for Norwich City since a £5.5m move from Celtic in July 2013 and the EDP report that City have slapped a £3.5m fee on him.
Another rumour, mostly on Twitter yesterday, suggests Cardiff`s Craig Noone is still a possible Norwich target. Alex Neil was interested in the Bluebirds` winger in the January 2015 window, with reports at the time of a £2m offer, but according to Wales Online, the City boss may be getting ready to move again for the 28-year-old, who has also been linked with Bournemouth this month.
Noone is contracted to the Cardiff until 2018 and has scored four goals in 25 appearances for the Bluebirds this season.