Scottish champions Celtic have increased their efforts to sign Wolves striker Kevin Doyle as they seek a replacement for last season's top scorer Gary Hooper. 

With Hooper completing a deal to Norwich last week, the Hoops have turned their attention to the Irishman, with the club set to offer £750,000 as they hope to secure his signature. 

With an initial offer of £500,000 being turned down by the League One club, Celtic are now preparing their second offer for the striker. 

After two successive relegations, the Midlands club are looking to cut their wage bill through the sale of Doyle, with the 29-year-old their highest earner since his move from Reading in 2009. 

And despite Wolves looking to recoup £1.5million for their star man, Celtic seem unwilling to match the asking price, with Doyle rumoured to be earning far more than any player at Parkhead. 

Manager Neil Lennon continues to work on strengthening his squad following the departures of key players Hooper and Victor Wanyama, after the duo completed moves to the Premier League.


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