By Harry Sykes
Aston Villa have tabled a £12million bid for Fulham striker Ross McCormack, according to a report.
Sky Sports claimed on their Twitter account on Tuesday afternoon that the Midlands club had made a formal offer for the prolific front man.
— Sky Sports News HQ (@SkySportsNewsHQ) August 2, 2016
Former Leeds fan favourite McCormack has been linked with a move away from Craven Cottage after the London side finished 20th in the Championship last season.
The reported bid for the Scotland international came after BBC Midlands reporter Pat Murphy revealed on his Twitter account on Tuesday morning that Villa had revived interest in strike duo McCormack and Patrick Bamford after failing to lure any other attacking targets this summer.
Appears @AVFCOfficial have revived interest in Ross McCormack & Patrick Bamford after drawing blanks elsewhere.Purely exploratory thus far.
— Pat Murphy (@patmurphybbc) August 2, 2016
McCormack, who has 13 Scotland caps to his name, has been linked with a move to Championship rivals Norwich by the Mirror.
However, Sky claim that Fulham have rejected a £10million bid from Alex Neil’s side for their 21-goal top scorer of last season.
Villains manager Roberto Di Matteo is now attempting to steal McCormack from Norwich’s clutches as he aims to give his side some bite up-front.
McCormack, 29, has scored 145 goals in 419 senior appearances, including 116 in 306 Championship clashes.
The Midlands club have openly spoken about adding a striker to their ranks after relegation last term which saw them find the net on only 27 occasions.
Doubts over the future of Jordan Ayew has also led to Di Matteo taking action, and both Bamford and McCormack seem to be at the top of his striker wishlist.
In other Aston Villa transfer news, this 26-year-old is set to undergo a medical after agreeing a move.