Report: Fulham tell Sheffield Wednesday their asking price for Ross McCormack

Ross McCormack celebrates after scoring the first goal for Fulham

Sheffield Wednesday are in the hunt to sign Fulham’s Ross McCormack.

Ross McCormack celebrates after scoring the first goal for FulhamRoss McCormack celebrates after scoring the first goal for Fulham

According to the Mirror (live transfer thread, July 1st 2016 at 15:31), Fulham have told Sheffield Wednesday they want £15 million for Ross McCormack.

The report claims that Wednesday have already seen an eight-figure bid turned down by Fulham though they are likely to go in for him again as they seek promotion to the Premier League.

Wednesday narrowly missed out on a place in the top-flight last term as they reached the playoff final only to lose to Steve Bruce’s Hull City 1-0 in a keenly contested encounter.

Ross McCormack celebrates after scoring the first goal for FulhamRoss McCormack celebrates after scoring the first goal for Fulham

The Owls have the backing of wealthy owner Dejphon Chansiri, and in boss Carlos Carvalhal they have a talented coach who will be eager to work with new arrivals of top quality ahead of the new season.

Steven Fletcher has already joined the club on a free transfer following his release from Sunderland, and now the club are looking to bolster their forward options further with the additon of McCormack.

The former Leeds United man cost Fulham £10.75 million (figure mentioned in the report) two years ago, and in the past two Championship campaigns he has netted a whopping 38 goals despite the Cottages struggling for form.

Ross McCormack celebrates after scoring the first goal for Fulham

McCormack will want a crack at the Premier League, and in order to get there he may have to leave West London for a club more likely to challenge for automatic promotion such as Wednesday.

The Mirror go on to say that manager Carvalhal is willing to break the club’s transfer record in order to bring the 29-year-old to Hillsborough - a record which has stood since 1997.

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