La Liga side Malaga are set to bid £6 million for Leeds United striker Ross McCormack, according to the Daily Star.
The 27-year-old striker went from 16/1 down to 2/1 to sign for the Spanish club, putting Malaga as the firm favourites to land the Scotland international.
However, McCormack has reiterated that he is eager to stay at Elland Road and compete for promotion next season, and admits next season needs to be good as he is slowly reaching the back-end of his career.
McCormack told the YEP: “Four years I’ve been here now and, apart from the first year when we finished seventh, we haven’t been challenging.
“You’ve got to be in the mix. You can’t say ‘oh, we’ll wait for another season’ because what happens at the end of next season?
“Leeds United deserve to be in the Premier League and the only people who can affect that are the players and the owner (Massimo Cellino).
“He has to do everything in his power to get us challenging.
“I can’t really afford to wait. I’m 28. I’ll be 29 by the time we get there if we do it next season. By that time, your best years are probably behind you in a sense. I’m hoping to be challenging with this club next year. If not promoted, then right in the mix with a good chance.”
McCormack was the subject of firm bids from West Ham and Cardiff last January, however Leeds swiftly rejected the bids.