Middlesbrough are preparing to submit a new bid of £9 million for Fulham striker Ross McCormack, in a bid to bolster their attack and secure promotion to the Premier League, according to The Mirror.
After reportedly having an initial bid of £6 million turned down by the London club, Boro were thought to be remaining confident of securing a deal for the 29-year-old.
The paper claims that the Teesiders are aware that McCormack is interested in a move to the Riverside because of the potential of finally getting to play Premier League football, at a relatively late stage in his career after nearly nine seasons in the Championship.
The Scottish international has scored 15 league goals this season despite the Cottagers struggling in 19th place, and Boro are thought to be keen to increase their firepower in the final months of the season.
Fulham cannot make any permanent signings during January with the club placed under a a transfer embargo, but McCormack’s apparent enthusiasm for a move away could see a deal struck in the remaining 12 days of the window.
McCormack has scored 36 goals in 82 games for Fulham since joining in an £11 million deal from Leeds United in 2014.
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