McCormack says he wants to stay, but only if Leeds improve (©GettyImages)
McCormack says he wants to stay, but only if Leeds improve (©GettyImages).

Ross McCormack wanted by Malaga

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Malaga have been listed as the favourites to sign Leeds striker Ross McCormack in the summer transfer window, with the Spanish club ahead of Premier League newcomers Burnley.

The Scotsman netted 28 league goals last season to become the Championship's top goal scorer, and is expected to continue to attract attention from elsewhere.

Malaga have been placed as the surprise frontrunners to clinch a deal for McCormack over the transfer period, with the Qatari-backed side at 2/1 - some distance ahead of second best bet Burnley on 6/1.

Leeds have already rejected offers from West Ham and Cardiff City and McCormack insists that he wants to stay at  Elland Road next season.

But after Leeds endured another disappointing year, the 28-year-old has hinted that he will look to move on, if Leeds do not improve in their next domestic campaign.

“I can’t really afford to wait. I’m 28. I’ll be 29 by the time we get there if we do it next season," he said last week.

"By that time, your best years are probably behind you in a sense. I’m hoping to be challenging with this club next year.

"It can’t be the season after. It’s got to be next season. You can’t have a club like this again.

“Four years I’ve been here now and, apart from the first year when we finished seventh, we haven’t been challenging."

But as new owner Massimo Cellino looks to slash the clubs debt, he would undoubtedly welcome the proposed £6 million offer from Malaga.

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