Norwich have lodged bids for Hooper & Graham, confirms Hughton

The Norwich manager has, in the wake of a 5-0 mauling by Liverpool, confirmed that offers have been made for the pair, despite Celtic boss Neil Lennon warning suitors off his man

Norwich manager Chris Hughton has confirmed that bids have been made for both Celtic’s Gary Hooper and Swansea City’s Danny Graham as the club look to bolster their attacking options.

The Canaries' decline continues at an alarming rate as, following a 5-0 thrashing by Liverpool, their winless streak has extended to six Premier League games - leaving them 13th in the league.

Norwich's interest in a striker is well-known as, having scored a solitary goal in the past three games, they seem understandably keen to freshen up the squad.

"I think it's well documented that we have made bids for both players [Hooper and Graham]", he told reporters.

"I think that there certainly has been a response from Celtic and, of course, he is very much their player. That is how it is at the moment and whether that goes any further will be down to the powers that be."

Celtic manager Neil Lennon, however, appears intent on retaining his star striker's services, publically attempting to discourage other clubs from making bids for the Hoops' top goalscorer.

"He's improving all the time and, rightly, clubs are interested in him," Lennon told BBC Radio Scotland.

"But he's ours and we want to keep him for a long time. Any clubs after him will have to dig deep. We're not encouraging any offers."