Leeds United are not interested in a shock swoop to re-sign Ross McCormack from Aston Villa, according to a reliable journalist.
Yorkshire-based journalist Joe Rawson detailed a major update on the hunt for the centre-forward on his personal Twitter account on Tuesday, saying that there is nothing in a Sun report that says Leeds are planning to raid Villa for McCormack, who is currently on loan at Melbourne City and centre-back Tommy Elphick.
Still hoping for a striker. Nothing in McCormack or Elphick. May go back in for Roberts after initial bid was declined
— Joe Rawson (@joerawson) January 23, 2018
It is understood that Leeds are still hoping to sign a striker before the end of the January transfer window, but the 31-year-old Scot is not on their radar.
McCormack is earning over £40,000-a-week at Villa Park and was sent out on loan to the Australian A-League earlier this summer after Steve Bruce overlooked him to play a role in his squad.
The Scotland international has been in stunning form though, scoring 14 goals in 16 matches Down Under for Melbourne City.
Football Insider verdict
Leeds need a striker as soon as possible because the end of the transfer window is fast approaching and there does not seem like there’s a lot of time for Thomas Christiansen and Victor Orta to start scouting unknown quantities. McCormack is very much the opposite of that description because everyone knows what he has in his locker, but also everyone knows about his disciplinary problems. He may be smashing it in the A-League with Melbourne, but there’s no way he would replicate that back in England with Leeds or Villa. Elphick would have been a decent signing for the Whites though.
In other Leeds United news, fans on Twitter are furious after it was announced that yet another midfielder has left Elland Road.