McCormack hoping for Leeds stay

  • Last Updated: August 2 2012, 15:29 BST

Leeds striker Ross McCormack has stated his desire to remain at the club.

Ross McCormack: Would prefer to stay with Leeds

The striker had been linked with a move away from Elland Road, but has confirmed he is looking to open talks on a new deal.

"Everyone knows there have been offers for me and the club have turned them down," he told the club's official website. "I'm just waiting on an offer of a new contract and we'll take it from there.

"I've said from day one, I've got a house here, I've got an eight-month old baby, my missus is happy and my choice would be to stay at Leeds, so hopefully the offer is one that I think is acceptable."

Leeds boss Neil Warnock has confirmed the club are ready to open talks with the player over a new deal.

"Ross knows I want to keep him," he said. "I've had a chat with him. His representative will be talking to the club over the next few days. We've had a couple of enquiries for him, but I don't want to sell him unless something happens that we can't turn down."