West Ham United have according to Leeds United manager Brian McDermott abandoned there pursuit of Leeds Captain Ross McCormack ."The bid for Ross was rejected on Friday and I've have spoken to Sam Allardyce since and he has said that they won't be coming back in for him," McDermott told the club's official website. "I'm confident that he will be here after the window closes on Friday. Ross has never asked to leave. He is my captain and he is a talisman for our team. "He scores goals and he makes them as well. He has been a good leader for the team and for me and I'm confident he will remain here. "He has been important since April, since I turned up at the club. I'm sure that he will get better and better and will and we are going to have him for his prime years."
However according to reports Cardiff City are set to bid for McCormack.Manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has been extremely busy so far in the transfer window with moves of Fabio, Kenwyne Jones and Wilfired Zaha set be completed but Cardiff’s business is set to continue with a bid for the leading goal scorer in the Championship.But with Vincent Tan showing he is not scared to back his new manager with cash, Solskjaer is set to make his own bid to land McCormack, who made 74 appearances for the Welsh side during a two-year spell at the club.
The former Motherwell striker has scored 17 goals this season and the Norwegian manager believes the 27-year-old can add instant firepower to a side that are currently bottom of the Premier League on goal difference.