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McCormack granted extra leave

Ross McCormack has been granted extended leave by Leeds United, at the player's request.

Sky Sports revealed earlier this week that the 27-year-old has requested a move away from Elland Road, as his future at the club remains far from certain.

Fulham have now made two bids for McCormack, but talks have failed to come up with a deal with Leeds owner Massimo Cellino.

Cellino has insisted that he does not need to sell his captain and he insists he wants him to stay, despite McCormack's insistence he wants to leave.

Leeds flew out to Italy early this week for a pre-season training camp, and McCormack was not present as talks continued over his future.

He was due to report to the camp over the weekend, but he has requested more time away and Leeds have accepted his request and he is now due on Wednesday - if at that point he is still a Leeds player.