Leeds United owner Massimo Cellino has told Sky Sports that he has rejected a bid from Premier League club Newcastle United for striker Ross McCormack.
The former Rangers striker was in sublime form last season in the Championship and finished as the league’s top goalscorer with a tremendous tally of 28 goals.
The striker has impressed many during his past few seasons at Leeds and as of late he has been linked with a switch to Newcastle United.
Newcastle have pinpointed McCormack as a key target this summer and they are determined to make him a Newcastle player for next season.
But, Massimo Cellino has insisted that McCormack will not leave the club and he has backed this up with the announcement of a bid from Newcastle being rejected today.
It is rumoured that Newcastle’s rejected offer was around the sum of £5 million but no figure has been confirmed.
Cellino told Sky Sports, “Newcastle made an offer for McCormack and I said no. He is happy to stay here and that made me proud.”