In-demand Leeds United forward Ross McCormack will not be leaving the club, according to Whites manager Brian McDermott.
26-year-old McCormack, who has been at Elland Road since switching from Cardiff in August 2010, has been the subject of two separate transfer bids this week.
However, despite the growing interest in McCormack, McDermott is adamant the Scotland international will not be leaving the Championship promotion hopefuls.
"He's staying," he told the club's official website. "I want him to stay at Leeds, he wants to stay at Leeds, and there’s a couple of offers that the club have knocked back. That’s the story. There’s no more to it.
"You can see what he brings to us with his calmness on the ball. You could see that on Saturday against Brighton.
"In my first game in charge he created two goals for Luke Varney. He’s a good lad and he loves it at Leeds. Why would he want to go?"
Although the club have stopped short of naming the clubs who have made concrete offers for McCormack, recent speculation suggests that Middlesbrough, who have just agreed a deal for talented Bristol City winger Albert Adomah, are almost certainly one of them.
Blackpool, currently managed by former England enforcer Paul Ince, are another club reportedly keen to secure McCormack's signature.
The Tangerines could be eager to boost their striking unit after they were guilty of wasting several opportunities in Monday night's disappointing 1-0 Capital One Cup defeat to local rivals Preston at Deepdale.
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