Wood still in demand as Leeds move to tie down star striker

Date published: Friday 18th August 2017 1:37

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Leeds have offered Chris Wood a three-year contract extension in a bid to keep the New Zealand striker at Elland Road this season.

The prolific forward hit 30 goals in all competitions for Leeds last year, leading to strong interest from a host of suitors.

Leeds are thought to have already rejected two bids from Burnley for the 25-year-old, while a third bid from an unconfirmed source – thought to be West Brom – is believed to be still on the table.

The Whites will now hope their new offer will be enough to retain his services, though the Daily Star claims Wood will still snub the move in the hope of still forcing through a switch to Burnley.

Burnley boss Sean Dyche has identified Wood as the ideal replacement for Andre Gray, who joined Watford for £18million.

But now Elland Road bosses are intent on snubbing any further bids, with this new deal designed to keep their star asset tied down until 2020.

Wood struck 27 goals in 44 Championship appearances last term and is already off the mark in the new campaign, having found the net in the 3-2 win over Bolton.

Leeds have already secured new deals for midfielder Eunan O’Kane and defenders Gaetano Berardi and Liam Cooper.

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