Fulham are reportedly bracing themselves for bids over the course of the summer from Aston Villa and Norwich City for the services of their captain Ross McCormack.
In February, the Scottish striker agreed terms on a new three-year contract at Craven Cottage, which appeared to put an end to speculation surrounding his future which has been ongoing for somewhile.
However, The Telegraph has reported that a £12m release clause was inserted into those fresh terms at the player's request when he signed them, as a result, the article in The Telegraph claims that Villa have identified McCormack as the man to spearhead their first campaign in the second tier of English football since 1988.
Meanwhile, Norwich are believed to be likely to enter the running if, as expected, they are relegated from the Premier League.
McCormack, who joined Fulham from Leeds United in 2014, scored 23 goals for them this season.