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Boro increase offer for Leeds' striker McCormack
MIDDLESBROUGH have made a third bid for Leeds United striker Ross McCormack as Tony Mowbray continues his search for forward reinforcements.
The Middlesbrough manager has identified McCormack as his leading transfer target in recent weeks, but Leeds have dismissed two previous bids of £1m and £1.3m.
Boro's improved bid is understood to be in the £1.5m region, closer to Leeds' valuation of the Scotsman.
McCormack has insisted he would like to remain at Elland Road, but his most recent interview suggested that he is at least philosophical over a move away from Yorkshire.
“I know there are other teams interested in me but I am very calm about the situation,” McCormack said. “Whatever is going to happen will happen.”
“If I'm going to go, it will be because the suits decide.”
United boss Brian McDermott has been told by Leeds directors GFH Capital that he must sell before he buys, and it is believed that Boro's most recent bid may be too good for the Whites to turn down.