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QPR fail with Hooper bid

Cash-rich side fail to land Scunthorpe striker

Last Updated: 01/09/09 3:04pm

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Hooper: QPR target

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Queens Park Rangers sporting director Gianni Paladini has revealed the club had a bid for Gary Hooper rejected by Scunthorpe United.

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Hooper has been linked with a summer move away from Glanford Park after netting 30 goals for the Iron last season.

It is claimed QPR offered around £1million for the striker but Scunthorpe rejected the approach from their Championship rivals.

Paladini said: "We made a bid for Hooper but it was rejected. We were told that he is not for sale."

Scunthorpe signed Hooper, 21, from Southend United for £175,000 in July last year.

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