West London latest: Fulham closing in on McCormack? QPR face battle for Caulker

Ross McCormack shirt off

A selection of the latest stories surrounding Fulham and Queens Park Rangers.

Fulham

Fulham's bid to sign Leeds United striker Ross McCormack appears to be making significant progress, with a number of sources reporting that the club are in talks with the 27-year-old.

Last night, the Daily Mail reported that Fulham have made a £7 million bid for the forward, although Leeds owner Massimo Cellino has set an asking price of £10 million, with Norwich City also interested.

The Daily Mirror also claimed that McCormack is set to miss pre-season training with Leeds yesterday, as a move away from Elland Road looks more and more likely. The paper did, however, list several interested parties, including West Ham United, Newcastle United and Cardiff City.

But Fulham fans may feel more confident about a deal this morning after Sky Sports reported that the club are holding official negotiations to bring McCormack to Craven Cottage.

GetWestLondon also say the Cottagers are going to beat Norwich to the 27-year-old's signature.

In other Fulham news, John Marshall, who made over 400 appearances for the club and later became their chief scout, has joined Nottingham Forest as their head of recruitment.

QPR

WestLondonSport have this morning reported that QPR have tabled an offer for Derby County midfielder Craig Bryson.

The 27-year-old scored 16 times for Derby last season and is wanted by Harry Redknapp to bolster the Rs midfield.

QPR are facing competition in their bid to sign Cardiff defender Steven Caulker, however, with the Daily Mail claiming that Crystal Palace could hijack Redknapp's plans to bring Caulker to Loftus Road. In the same article, the paper suggest that Arsenal are also interested in the centre-back.

Meanwhile, InAutoNews have said that Tony Fernandes will announce the sale of Caterham this week.

The QPR owner is believed to be of the feeling that "F1 hasn't worked" and is now more than happy to focus the bulk of his wealth on the west London club instead.

In other news, Tottenham are confident of beating Arsenal to the signing of Loic Remy, who is still on the QPR books but whose departure looks inevitable this summer, as per the Irish Independent.

And Tom Hitchcock, who has been released by the Rs this summer, looks set for a move to League One side MK Dons, according to Sky Sports.

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