Can West Ham finally bag 29 goal striker after management turmoil?

Ross McCormack injured for Leeds United

Rumours suggest Ross McCormack might finally be set to leave Leeds United. Could West Ham make an approach?

There is never a dull day at Leeds United - especially now Italian Massimo Cellino is in charge.

One player who has seen his name in the papers more and more since the mess that was the Cellino takeover it would have to be Ross McCormack.

In January, the decision to sack Brian McDermott on Transfer Deadline day led the Scottish international to want a move.

Hours before McDermott was chopped he had stated, in relation to a potential move to a Premier League outfit:

"I am really happy at Leeds and look forward to staying at the club. I'm club captain and I look forward to continue playing at the club under Brian McDermott for the rest of the season."

But McDermott was then reinstated and McCormack went on to continue impressing in the Championship - scoring an incredible 29 goals in 53 appearances for the club this season. Considering Leeds struggled for much of the campaign, that is not a record to be shirked at.

However his future is again up for debate, after McDermott finally left the club this week. The former Reading boss 'left by mutual consent' although it was generally agreed he had little choice in the matter.

With that in mind, could West Ham United return for the Scotsman?

They were one of the teams interested in buying the former Cardiff City player in the January Transfer Window and are looking for more adaptable forward options, recently signing Mauro Zarate from Velez Sarsfield as an example.

McCormack is likely to cost something in the region of £5 million or more, although Cellino says he is not for sale, this is a business - and if McCormack wants a move and the right offer comes in he will reluctantly say arrivederci to Elland Road's Italian revolution.

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