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Fulham are holding talks with Leeds United about a move for striker Ross McCormack, according to a Sky Sports News report this morning.

Leeds rejected a £5m bid from Fulham for the Scotland international last month, but the Cottagers appear to be edging closer to a deal. Fulham’s second off – believed to be in the region of £10m – is understood to be much closer to Leeds own valuation and McCormack has subsequently been given permission to miss the club’s summer tour of Italy.

Norwich, Derby, West Ham, QPR have also been linked with the 27-year-old after he scored 28 goals for Leeds last season.

United owner Massimo Cellino has suggested that McCormack would only be sold to a ‘big team’, but they are now prepared to let the player join their Championship rivals.