Last week, it was revealed that Middlesbrough had bid roughly £1million for Leeds United striker Ross McCormack. 

And, 48 hours later, it has been claimed by the Yorkshire Post that United have turned down a renewed offer worth approximately £1.3million with 'Boro boss Tony Mowbray rumoured to be determined to bring in one or two strikers before the end of the transfer window. 

Leeds Manager Brian McDermott has reiterated his desire to keep the Scottish striker by saying: "Ross is staying here. He wants to stay and we want to keep him."

Middlesbrough are the second club rumoured to have bid for McCormack this transfer window with the first offer being rumoured to have come from Blackpool. 

He was supposedly having a medical at Bloomfield Road last week, but such speculation was publicly dismissed by the striker on his personal twitter.

McCormack joined Leeds for an undisclosed fee in 2010 and has become a fan favourite both on and off the field. With one goal and an assist already this season, McCormack will look to equal or better his total of eight goals and 13 assists last season.

But do the rejected offers herald a new dawn for United? In recent years the Whites have sold on many of their best players.

Most recently, Robert Snodgrass joined Norwich and became one of the Premier League's most accurate passers. In January, fans favourite Luciano Becchio also departed for Norwich in an exchange deal for former Milwall player Steve Morrison.

New Leeds owners GFH capital have already splashed the cash, bringing in a wealth of new signings for the team as well as keeping vital parts of Leeds' existing squad. 

They aim to push for promotion this year, and with a win and a draw already this season the Whites are already well on their way. 


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