Middlesborough are set to increase their bid for Ross McCormack to £9 million, according to the Mirror.

The striker has been adamant that he wants to leave current club Fulham and the chance to join Championship leaders Boro could be the opportunity he has been waiting for.

The 29-year-old wants to make his dreams of playing Premiership football a reality and the potential move could be his ticket to the big league.

Middlesbrough currently sit at the top of the Championship table and are determined to ensure promotion at the end of the season.

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The Scottish International has captained The Cottagers for the majority of the season and earned the Player of the Season award during his first season at Craven Cottage.

McCormack is a target for Boro after scoring 18 goals for Fulham this season.

The potential move could see McCormack rocket up the Championship table from a struggling and 19th placed Fulham, who have only managed to seal one win in their last 10 games.

An initial inquiry from Boro has been dismissed by Fulham Chairman Shahid Khan despite the club being fully aware of the Scotsman’s desire to leave.

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However, the increased bid from Boro could entice the Cottagers into a deal due to the club currently suffering from a transfer embargo.

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