Southampton boss Nigel Adkins is chasing Celtic striker Garry Hooper.

The Scottish Sun says Premier League new boys Southampton are preparing a £7million close season move for the 24-goal hitman.

Saints gaffer and striker Hooper's old Scunthorpe mentor Adkins failed with three bids in January.

But he's ready to go back in for the 24-year-old after Saints sealed their promotion from the Championship at the weekend.