Leeds turn down Fulham off for Ross McCormack

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Leeds United have turned down a £5 million offer from Fulham for club captain Ross McCormack, according to Sky Sports.

The club’s owner, Massimo Cellino would reportedly consider an offer in excess of £8 million for the 27-year-old forward, who scored 29 goals in 50 appearances for the Championship side last season.

While Fulham are thought to be preparing an increased bid of £7million, closer to the club's asking price, a number of Premier League clubs are interesting in the Scotland international, who could be tempted to make the step up to the top level.

West Ham, Queens Park Rangers, Aston Villa, Sunderland and Southampton are among the top division sides looking at the Scottish star.

However, Fulham are desperate to add a proven Championship goal-scorer to the ranks in order to secure an immediate return back to the Premier League.

Leeds are reluctant to lose their star player, as they also look to return to their former glory under Cellino, who purchased the Elland Road club in April.

Any decisions are likely to be made after the appointment of a new manager, with Dave Hockaday emerging as the shock favourite to take over from Brian McDermott as Leeds boss.

Hockaday was previously managing at Conference Premier side Forest Green, and deciding on whether to cash-in on last season’s top Championship goal-scorer looks likely to be the first big decision he will have to make.

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