Championship leaders Middlesbrough could be set to make another move for Fulham striker Ross McCormack, according to The Northern Echo.

McCormack has had a good season so far scoring 13 goals in 24 matches for Fulham who are the Championship’s top scorers.

Earlier this week The72 had reported that Bournemouth were interested in signing the 29-year-old after losing Callum Wilson to injury.

It is now understood that Middlesbrough Manager Aitor Karanka is keen to renew his interest in the striker to add further goal scoring power behind his side’s promotion bid.

Middlesbrough have previously been linked with January moves for Patrick Bamford and Jordan Rhodes but now Bamford’s immediate future is currently uncertain and Blackburn Rovers are thought to be unlikely to offload their prized asset Rhodes, particularly after owners Venky’s promise to provide financial support to new Manager Paul Lambert.

Boro initially showed interest in McCormack during his time at Leeds United prior to his reported £11 million move to fellow Championship club Fulham where his goals last season contributed to The Cottagers avoiding an unexpected relegation to League 1.

Middlesbrough have scored 34 league goals this season which is less than the goals scored by Championship promotion rivals Derby County, Brentford and Sheffield Wednesday and the same number as Ipswich Town, Burnley and Hull City and boss Aitor Karanka is looking to bolster his attacking options in January in a bid to out score his promotion rivals.


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