Celtic are reportedly set to make a new bid for Norwich City striker Adam Idah as they step up their pursuit of the Irish international. 

Football Insider’s Pete O’Rourke is reporting that Idah has made his desire to leave Norwich on a permanent basis to re-join Celtic clear to the Canaries, with a bid of around £6m imminent. 

If correct, that would be significantly closer to Norwich’s valuation of the 23-year-old, who is thought to want to return to his boyhood club after a successful loan in Glasgow last season. 

There has been plenty of speculation surrounding his future, but Idah returned to Norwich to report for pre-season training on Monday and City boss Johannes Hoff Thorup and sporting director Ben Knapper made their feelings on the Irishman known at a fans forum event

Unless or until Idah’s valuation is met, Norwich won’t be sanctioning any move away from Carrow Road. Reports last week of a bid of around £4m being rejected do not signify that next step being taken. 

Idah currently makes up a striking department at Norwich which includes Josh Sargent, Ashley Barnes and Ken Aboh, with Thorup wanting to assess every player at his disposal during the pre-season campaign. 

City boss Thorup was asked by the Pink Un about Idah’s situation after Monday’s fans forum and reiterated the want to assess him in closer quarters ahead of the new Championship season.

"That's the ambition for now, because I think he's a good player with some good qualities and it could definitely be a striker for us,” Thorup said. 

“For all the players here, it will be unfair for me to say that, from day one, I will just go and say, ‘Okay, we need this and this and this’. No, I have to give them a chance. We have to see.

"Sometimes players can surprise from initially we have the thought, ‘Okay, they will maybe not be good enough’, but then you can see in training and some pre-season games that they can take the steps. So I think it's fair for me to give them the chance.”