Report: Norwich City to make £13m move for Ross McCormack

Leeds' Ross McCormack

The Canaries are tipped to make a move for the Fulham striker.

Leeds' Ross McCormackFulham striker Ross McCormack

Norwich City are set to make a £13 million move for Aston Villa, Sheffield Wednesday and Newcastle United target Ross McCormack, the Sun reports (page 51, Wednesday edition).

McCormack, who plays for the quartet's divisional rivals Fulham, was the Championship's second top scorer last term with 21 goals.

As such, Norwich have earmarked the 29-year-old as the man to fire them back to the Premier League at the first time of asking (the Sun).

Villa's interest is also mentioned in the report, however Alex Neil's men, who've had an approach for Nottingham Forest striker Britt Assombalonga turned down (Daily Mail), look to be leading the race.

Britt Assombalonga celebrates after scoring the first goal for Nottingham ForestNottingham Forest's Britt Assombalonga is another reported Norwich target

Sheffield Wednesday were claimed to have bid £11.5 million for McCormack in June (via agent Craig Armstrong on Sheffield Live TV), while Newcastle have also been credited with an interest (HITC).

However, HITC sources indicate that Fulham, who tied the Scotland international to a new long-term deal earlier this year, want closer to £15 million.

Ross McCormack celebrates after scoring the first goal for FulhamMcCormack scores one of his 21 league goals last term

A source close to one of the Cottagers' rivals told this website: "The price is not coming down at the moment, and if it doesn't - I don't think anyone will pay it."

And McCormack, who failed to appear in the recent pre-season friendly fixture with Preston North End, is understood to be growing unhappy at his employers' stance.

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