Transfer gossip: Fulham linked with Hooper

Stories in Thursday’s newspapers involving Fulham…

Fulham are reportedly among clubs keen to sign Gary Hooper.

The striker is available on a free transfer this summer after being released by Sheffield Wednesday.

He was previously at Celtic, whose manager Neil Lennon is said to be keen for him to return to Parkhead.

The Scottish Sun claim the Glasgow club face competition for Hooper’s signature from Fulham and Aston Villa.

Meanwhile, Southampton are planning a £30m move for Fulham forward Aleksandar Mitrovic, the Daily Express claim.

West Ham are also said to be interested in Mitrovic, who has been tipped to leave Craven Cottage this summer.

And the Daily Mail say caretaker boss Scott Parker is edging towards being given the Fulham manager’s job.