Freedman coy on McCormack

  • Last Updated: July 2 2012, 13:21 BST

Crystal Palace manager Dougie Freedman has played down speculation suggesting he is poised to sign Leeds striker Ross McCormack.

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Reports emerged over the weekend indicating that McCormack could be set to complete a move to the Eagles in a deal believed to be worth around £800,000.

Freedman has now dismissed the stories as premature, although he refused to rule out a bid for his fellow Scot.

"Ross is a fantastic player and I do know him quite well, but it might be a little far-fetched to suggest anything," said Freedman.

He added: "You are never close to a deal until a player puts pen to paper, but we are active in trying to do one or two deals.

"But we have got a bit more integrity in how we do stuff than to discuss it through the papers and we will do our business in the right way."