Report: Hull eye late move for Championship striker Ross McCormack, Derby still keen

Middlesbrough, Derby County and now Hull City have been linked with Fulham’s Ross McCormack.

According to the Daily Mail, Hull City are now showing an interest alongside fellow promotion challengers Derby County in Fulham’s talented striker Ross McCormack.

The report illustrates how Middlesbrough’s failed attempt to sign him has opened the door for fellow suitors to make a late dash for his signature, including a Hull side who are desperate to bolster their ranks.

The 29-year-old wants to leave Fulham this month, with the player refusing to play for the club and handing in a transfer request which the West London club subsequently blocked.

McCormack has everything in his locker to help one of the promotion chasers get over the line in terms of promotion, yet his price tag is a major stumbling block at this moment in time.

Middlesbrough’s failed attempts has seen them turn to Blackburn Rovers’ Jordan Rhodes as a viable alternative, leaving the striker in limbo with only a matter of days left in the current window.

The Daily Mail claim Derby are still interested in his services, though the Rams have already spent over £20 million this season and without any sales a deal for McCormack now seems rather far-fetched.

But Hull have been in the market for a new striker to partner top scorer Abel Hernandez, and a late move for the former Leeds United man could be on the cards.

The Tigers currently top the Championship ahead of both Boro and Derby, though the nature of the league suggests that it is far from over in terms of the race for an automatic promotion spot.

McCormack could be the man to make the difference for Hull, having proven his credentials as a top class striker at this level with 15 goals and six assists in 27 Championship matches this term.

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