Report explains hold-up in Hooper's permanent Sheffield Wednesday move, decision this week

Gary Hooper

Sheffield Wednesday are reportedly in talks with Norwich over a deal for Gary Hooper - but can't agree a fee.

According to the Sheffield Star, Sheffield Wednesday are locked in talks over a permanent deal for Norwich City striker Gary Hooper, but there is something of a hold-up, as the two clubs have been unable agree a fee for him so far.

Wednesday made it five wins in their last six Championship games on Saturday, beating Yorkshire rivals Leeds United 2-0 at Hillsborough.

The hero of the day was striker Gary Hooper, who pounced twice to score in the second half, meaning Wednesday sit in sixth place, ahead of Ipswich Town on goal difference.

Hooper, 27, played the final game of his loan spell as a Wednesday player on Saturday, and is scheduled to return to Norwich now after a superb end to his time with Carlos Carvalhal's Owls.

After initially going nine games without a goal, Hooper has now hit six goals in his last six games, and has gradually adjusted to life at Hillsborough.

Unsurprisingly, Wednesday are keen to sign Hooper permanently, and the Sheffield Star believe that talks are underway with Norwich over a full-time deal during this month's transfer window.

However, the report suggests that Wednesday and Norwich have still yet to agree a transfer fee, which is holding up the deal right now - but it's also suggested that a decision will be made over his future with the Owls this week, ahead of Wednesday's trip to Reading on Saturday.

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