Fulham striker Ross McCormack is a man in demand after relegated trio Aston Villa, Newcastle United and Norwich City have recognised the Scottish international as the man to fire them back to Premier League football.
According to reports in Team Talk
Having joined Fulham for a fee of £11m in 2014 from Leeds, McCormack has established himself as one of the most prolific strikers in the division.
Canaries boss Alex Neil is keen to bring a proven goalscorer to the club after their top scorer,
McCormack has a deal with his current employers until 2020 and if he is to depart West London prior to the expiry of his contract then the Lilywhites will be keen to recoup as much of the £11m they outlaid for his services just two years ago.
However speculation over McCormack's future at Craven Cottage has mounted following reports that he has not travelled with the club on their pre-season tour of Portugal.
Norwich City are close to agreeing a deal with Fulham to sign striker Ross McCormack. pic.twitter.com/aqycapediK— Transfer Centre Live (@TransferCentreL) July 21, 2016
Fellow Championship newcomers Newcastle United and Aston Villa are also said to be pursuing a deal for McCormack also.
Rafa Benitez and Newcastle boast one of the most impressive squads in Championship history currently, following the acquisition of the likes of Dwight Gayle, Matt Ritchie, Isaac Hayden and Grant Hanley.
McCormack's arrival at St James' Park would certainly issue a statement of intent as Newcastle look to bounce back at the first time of asking like they did in 2010. Interestingly enough, Benitez's side take on McCormack's Fulham in the opening game of the 2016-17 Championship season in just two weeks time.
Meanwhile new Aston Villa boss Roberto Di Matteo will be keen to add McCormack to his ranks after Villa netted the fewest times of any side in the Premier League last season.
The former Chelsea boss is believed to have made a new striker his priority following his unveiling as Remi Garde's successor.
Whilst the attacker is yet to taste Premier League football, his chances would certainly increase with a move to any of the three sides in the hunt for his signature.