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Ross McCormack of Fulham celebrates scoring a goal after making it 1-2 during the SkyBet Championship match between Fulham v Reading played at Craven Cottage Stadium, London on October 24th 2015

The Daily Mail have claimed that Fulham are interested in securing a quick reunion with striker Ross McCormack, who looks set to leave Aston Villa this month.

The Scottish striker, who only left Craven Cottage for the Midlands in the summer, has scored just three goals in 20 appearances since his £12m move. McCormack is out of favour under new Villa boss Steve Bruce and is considering his options as he searches for more regular first-team football. Villa have already rebuffed a tentative approach from local rivals Wolves to take the 30 year-old on loan, according to the Express and Star.

Fulham are currently in the market for a striker after Chris Martin downed tools and demanded to return to his parent club Derby County last week. A return to Craven Cottage for McCormack, who scored 42 goals in 100 appearances for the Whites, would still come as a huge surprise – particularly as Villa are looking to arrange a permanent exit for their forward. The Mail itself admits that any attempt to offer a short-term loan will likely be turned down – and Slavisa Jokanovic is already known to be casting a wide net across the continent in order to secure the striker he wants to reignite Fulham’s promotion push.