Sheffield Wednesday are to battle for the signature of Fulham forward Ross McCormack, according to reports.
And the Owls could fork out upwards of £11m for the former Leeds United man.
Ex-Wednesday player Craig Armstrong, who currently works as a scout for the Football Association, has stated that he believes Wednesday could be close to meeting the Cottagers’ asking price for the striker who hit 23 goals in a largely struggling side last season.
Speaking on Alan Biggs’ Talking Sheffield programme, on TV channel Sheffield Live, Armstrong said: “They have offered £11.5 million for (McCormack), whether that goes ahead I don’t know.”
Armstrong added: “(He’s been offered) big wages as well.
“Imagine McCormack comes in to a team like Sheffield Wednesday, who do create opportunities, who do create chances. He’s going to be in a better team. He could be the catalyst you need.”
Fulham paid £11million for McCormack two years ago, using their parachute payments having dropped out of the Premier League. And while the Scot shone over his two seasons at Craven Cottage, Fulham have never looked like making a top flight return.
It was reported that Wednesday had made a bid for the player in the January transfer window, believed to be £10m, which was knocked back by Fulham bosses. It is understood the London club are willing to sell and value McCormack at £12million.