Fulham Close To Signing Potential Newcastle Target


There has been a  lot of news lately on Leeds United striker Ross McCormack, and he has withdrawn from the  pre-season two week training camp in Italy and wants his future sported out and there are rumors that some Premier League clubs may be after him.

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Ross McCormack – wants to leave Leeds

And on Wednesday morning there was a Sky Sports report that he had handed in a transfer request, even though new Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino wants him to stay at Elland Road.

By asking for a transfer Ross loses out on some payments he could have received for the transfer, but it also shows he is desperate to leave Leeds United for a bigger club.

There has been so many rumors about Ross that Leeds issued statement yesterday about his situation:

“Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino and the club would like to respond to recent media speculation regarding Ross McCormack.

“We would like to reiterate our desire to keep Ross McCormack at Leeds. This desire includes keeping all our best players as we look to build a stronger and successful squad for the 2014/15 season.”

“Leeds may not be the richest club in the Championship but we don’t need to sell our best players in order to run the club successfully.”

There are a number of clubs after McCormack who has played 154 games with 58 goals over the last four seasons at Leeds United,  since he signed on from Cardiff City.

Clubs said to be interested in the striker are Fulham, Norwich City, former club Cardiff  City and Leicester City.

But while Newcastle have been credited with an interest, there’s just no way Mike Ashley is going to pay out £8M (or more) for the 27 year-old Scottish International.

We can do better bringing in other strikers such as 23 year-old French International Alexandre Lacazette for that same amount.

And the latest news is that both Fulham and Cardiff have increased their bids to £10M – but the truth is that McCormack is not worth that – even if he is British.

What do you think?

Comments welcome.



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195 comments so far

  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #1

    Thank god they can have him!!
    27 never played top flight and has handed in a transfer request how the hell can they ask £10 million

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  • Toonfan8

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:09 PM

    Comment #2

    TADS
    you got it right, thanks god 😀

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #3

    Newcastle distanced themselves from this player quickly. Don’t believe we were ever interested in him. Our name was used to hawk him around, probably by his agent.

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  • Rohit Bose

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:20 PM

    Comment #4

    I believe Danny Ings is a better option for us !

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #5

    Ibiza
    Lol Obertan??? Be better off getting Pardew to dust off his boots!!

    The SDJ signing was a much needed lift, just hope Pardew, Carr, Charnley etc don’t spend to long high fiving each other over getting a player in, still need 3-4 players in to immediately challenge the first team, and a lot of drift wood to be cleared and replaced

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #6

    Who is the commentator on BBC?

    …talk about stupid!

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #7

    its not right these positive things going on at the toon
    dejong signed and 2 new coaches all in a week

    if we keep buying players and replacing coachs what will we have left to complain about

    oh yes thank god we still have pardew he will soon ruin things

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #8

    Who the the other new coach?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #9

    Who are the 2 new coaches beermonkey mate?

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:40 PM

    Comment #10

    Important news from wor club mates! Ashley left the Master Plan lying on a bar stool which I happened to pass by. Here are the important details:
    1. Always buy low and sell high.
    2. Always hire top, top Directors of Football.
    3. Never admit you have made a mistake with your Director of Football hirings.
    4. Always hire a lackey for manager. They are so easy to get along with.
    5. If the club is showing any sign of success immediately sell the best player in the squad.
    Well there it is lads. Tremendous football insight there. Beautiful.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:41 PM

    Comment #11

    The Erics are breaking the game up by commiting loads of cynical fouls.

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    Comment #12

    the elite coach we signed at the beginning of the week gone into head up the academy aint he

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  • AaranD

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #13

    New academy coach and new chief fitness fella, from everton.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:51 PM

    Comment #14

    Never fear mates. With the squad we have I can see us scoring 10 goals next season. So that will be 10 wins of 1-0. Then we just need 10 draws at 0-0 and we have 40 points! Huzzah!!!

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #15

    I feel a bit for France 🙁

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  • jesperfuglsang - captain of the lemon crew

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:52 PM

    Comment #16

    Can we have names please?

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:53 PM

    Comment #17

    France going out with a bit if a whimper tbh

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #18

    Bloody Germans! Harrumph! 🙁

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:56 PM

    Comment #19

    Well Debuchy will be gone by tomorrow.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #20

    Well now we can get on with it and sign most of the French national team. Beautiful.

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  • 89Norcal

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:57 PM

    Comment #21

    Germany’s WC run seems be be born more of resilience than the sheer dominance that many were expecting.

    Just wasn’t happening for France in the final 3rd.

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  • Novocastrian66

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #22

    France looked like England today.

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  • Big Pappa Cissé

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #23

    No fight from the French .

    Germans efficient as always . Feel sorry for Debs, Cabaye, Sissoko & Remy .

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:58 PM

    Comment #24

    The Ashley Master Plan used to be called One Step Forward and Two Steps Back.

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  • Thump

    Jul 4, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    Comment #25

    Dave Billows as a new head of fitness. Hopefully he’ll make one hell of a difference.

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  • Thump

    Jul 4, 2014 at 7:01 PM

    Comment #26

    That said, Faye Downey made a hell of a difference but I often wonder if that was her pitchside manner…

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 4, 2014 at 7:06 PM

    Comment #27

    Now it’s just called a load of bollocks made up by a tw*t.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 4, 2014 at 7:08 PM

    Comment #28

    I wonder how long debs and sissoko get off after being at the world cup? Usually a couple of weeks isn’t it? If their gonna get rid of deb’s just get it done and sign his replacement straight away, all this rumour bollox is getting on my tits!

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 4, 2014 at 7:09 PM

    Comment #29

    Anybody have any new ideas for signings? I’m still heavily promoting Faty Papy. Burundi all the way next WC.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 4, 2014 at 7:10 PM

    Comment #30

    Have you got a Manly Man Wonder Bra for those tits A_C mate? You deserve the best!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 4, 2014 at 7:12 PM

    Comment #31

    Good Evening ladies i see some are still bitching on here

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 4, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #32

    We never bitch welshie mate. We complain politely.

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  • Average_Contents

    Jul 4, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #33

    No mate I don’t need one, my tits are fine and dandy as they are

    I like the freedom of movement that being bra-less brings!

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 4, 2014 at 7:13 PM

    Comment #34

    great news today about Ashley Williams signing a new contract, it’s nice to see a club that don’t sell their best players

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  • welshgeordie9

    Jul 4, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #35

    Well some bitch and some complain

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 4, 2014 at 7:14 PM

    Comment #36

    I just want everyone to know beermonkey is staging his own one man nude protest of the sale of Debuchy in front of St. James Park today. Hats off to beermonkey!!!

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  • beermonkey

    Jul 4, 2014 at 7:17 PM

    Comment #37

    bare in mind there is a cold breeze

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 4, 2014 at 7:19 PM

    Comment #38

    It’s amazing to see this level of dedication from wor beermonkey. He’s carrying a banner reading NoNuts Out! and playing the guitar. This is quite an wonderful scene mates! Brings tears to me eyes and some of the women nearby are sobbing as well!

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  • Belfast

    Jul 4, 2014 at 7:22 PM

    Comment #39

    Not worth that kind of fee.

    Also the new Leeds owner seems to be a head case.

    Must be the reason he wants to leave. Hardly a great move, leaving Leeds for Fulham.

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  • GeordieTwo

    Jul 4, 2014 at 7:25 PM

    Comment #40

    Belfast you seem to be avoiding the whole issue of the beermonkey protest mate. What have you to say about his magnificent effort on our behalf in the face of a cold breeze?

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