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Bournemouth have made an initial enquiry over the availability of Fulham forward Ross McCormack, according to a report from the Daily Mail this afternoon.

The Mail suggests that Fulham could use the proceeds from a potential sale of the Scottish international to ensure a prompt removal of their forthcoming transfer embargo at the end of the January window. McCormack has scored fourteen goals in 26 appearances this season for Fulham, who currently sit eighteenth in the Championship table and appointed Slavisa Jokanovic as their permanent successor to Kit Symons last night.

The 29 year-old only extended his current contract at Craven Cottage in August after Fulham fought off reported interest from the likes of Sheffield Wednesday and Derby County to secure his services until 2019. McCormack joined the Whites from Leeds in the summer of 2014 for a fee that could have reached ¬£11m – and Fulham would want to recoup a significant amount of that outlay if they were tempted to sell next month. Bournemouth have reportedly sent scouts to watch McCormack’s recent displays as they seek to add offensive reinforcements after Eddie Howe already completed a deal to sign the Roma forward Juan Iturbe.

McC0rmack has scored 33 goals in 77 appearances since leaving Elland Road and captained Fulham for much of the first half of the season in the absence of injured club captain Scott Parker.