Leeds United can expect a battle to retain star player Ross McCormack when the transfer window reopens, if reports over the weekend are correct.
The Scotland international has been the one bright point in another disappointing campaign at Elland Road, which looks certain to end with another failed bid for promotion. A 2-1 home defeat to Doncaster Rovers on Saturday afternoon was their fifth reverse in six matches, and they are now 13 points off the playoff positions.
With the uncertainty surrounding the future ownership of the club showing no immediate signs of becoming any clearer, these are certainly worrying times for the long-suffering Whites supporters. And if reports in the Daily Mail are to be believed, they could get worse in the summer when the transfer window reopens ahead of next season.
The tabloid believes as many as three clubs are lining up bids for McCormack, who was close to rejoining former employers Cardiff City in January. This time, though, the Bluebirds have not been credited with an interest in the forward, who has scored 26 goals and assisted seven more in 37 appearances in the Championship this term.
However, it is being suggested that London trio Crystal Palace, Fulham and Queens Park Rangers are now keen to sign the 27-year-old. Yet with none of these sides currently guaranteed to be in the Premier League next season, none are likely to be of huge interest to the player, at least until he knows which division each will be in.