Fulham are currently holding talks with Leeds United over the possible transfer of Scotland international Ross McCormack, as a move is shaping up to be increasingly imminent.
According to Sky Sports Leeds, who have already rejected one offer for the Scot from the Cottagers last month, have reopened talks with a higher price tag on the table.
Fulham, who were relegated from the Premier League last season, are ready to offer £10 million for 27-year-old as they attempt to lure the Yorkshire side into selling one of their best players, as they look to return to the top flight.
Leeds chairman Massimo Cellino had previously stated that he would only allow his top goalscorer to leave for a bigger team, however the italian has now resided with selling to a Championship Rivals.
It had been claimed that McCormack stayed in England while his Leeds team-mates departed for Italy on their pre-season tour, as he prepares to move on.
Forward Matt Smith, who built a successful strike partnership with McCormack last season, has expressed how upset he will be should his teammate swap Elland Road for Craven Cottage.
"For me, he’s the best player in the division and an absolute magician to play up front with." Smith told reporters.
"So I would be devastated if he was to leave as I’d love to have another season with him because I think we are a good foil for each other."
McCormack has caused quite a stir with his 28 goals last season with QPR, West Ham, Norwich and Derby all reportedly interested in his services.
It now seems that Leeds will sell to whichever club makes the highest offer, with the real question being whether the scot will be happy to join Fulham or wait it out for a potential Premier League move.
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