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Boro's striker search continues after second McCormack bid rejected
8:00am Tuesday 13th August 2013 in Sport
MIDDLESBROUGH'S search for a new striker continues after Tony Mowbray saw a second bid rejected for Leeds United's Ross McCormack.
Mowbray is keen to bring in at least one new striker, if not two, before the transfer deadline on September 2, but the Boro boss will have to be patient.
The Teessiders made an initial offer of £1m for McCormack last week, which was rejected straight away, and despite going back with an improved offer Brian McDermott is standing firm over the Scotland international's future.
Mowbray is still looking to add three players to his squad and following Saturday's first Championship win of the season, he flew out to Sweden to work on a deal for Malmo's South African forward Tokelo Rantie.
The 22-year-old has been identified as a possible target, but it is understood Boro are also struggling to agree a deal for the striker with Bournemouth and Blackburn Rovers understood to be monitoring the South Africa international's situation.
Malmo appear reluctant to sell their man, who is under a long-term deal having joined initially on loan from Orlando Pirates before making his move permanent in April.
The Swedish outfit are half way through their domestic season and are not keen on selling one of their star players as they would be unable to sign a replacement.
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