Leeds United's rebel and top-scorer is not expected to train with the squad in Italy.
Leeds United striker Ross McCormack's future has again been thrown into doubt today, as it emerged the player has not travelled with the rest of the squad to Italy for their pre-season training camp.Sky Sports reported the news earlier today and now Adam Pope, a sports broadcaster for BBC Leeds, has gone on to confirm that news - although no official confirmation has emerged from the club.
#lufc Awaiting official confirmation but appears Ross McCormack has not gone to Italy for pre season with squad today.— Adam Pope (@APOPEY) June 30, 2014
McCormack was the top scorer for Leeds last season and was linked with a move to the Premier League in January.
But he insisted he would stay as he enjoyed working with Brian McDermott and had no desire to quit the club. Only for McDermott to be fired hours later.
McDermott was brought back in but McCormack's relationship with the club hierarchy has been questionable ever since. Now, with McDermott finally leaving the club, McCormack is expected to follow - with interest from the Championship and Premier League in his services.
Leeds are having a tumultuous summer so far. Massimo Cellino's reign was always going to be one of choppy waters but his appointment of David Hockaday as manager and pursuit of players seemingly exclusive to Italians has seen him come under even more criticism.
As for McCormack you can understand his stance after a difficult six or so months at Elland Road. He is a huge fan favourite and he himself loves playing for Leeds. However his recent conduct has alienated him somewhat from many a Leeds fan - and this latest development will do little to help mend those bridges.
But with his situation at the club looking increasingly untenable, expect McCormack to force a move within a matter of weeks.