Leeds United captain Ross McCormack’s future has been thrown into doubt following the sacking of Leeds manager Brian McDermott.
The Scot has been linked with several Premier League clubs during the current window.
West Ham United and Cardiff City had both made bids for the Leeds skipper, which were both rejected by the Yorkshire club.
McCormack, who is valued roughly at £4 million by the Championship side, has been in fine form for the Lilywhites this season.
He has scored 19 goals for Leeds this season, arousing transfer speculation.
Sunderland were keen on the striker, however it appeared McCormack would be staying at the club.
However, there would be a twist….
Leeds United boss Brian McDermott was sacked by the club just half an hour after his televised interview on Sky, prompting speculation surrounding his future.
“I am really happy at Leeds and look forward to staying at the club,” he said.
“I’m club captain and I look forward to continue playing at the club under Brian McDermott for the rest of the season.”
However, reports have come in that Aston Villa and West Ham have had bids accepted for the highly rated striker.
By Ben Reardon