Blow for Leeds United as Burnley close on £15m Wood

It looks as though Leeds United’s resolve to retain Chris Wood has slipped, after they reluctantly accepted a bid from Burnley for the striker.

The New Zealand international is regarded as perhaps the most prolific goal-getter in the Football League, and was sure to play a key part in Leeds’ push for promotion this term. However, it now looks as though he will make no further contribution to the cause of the Elland Road club.

Despite rejected two bids for his signature earlier this summer, Sky Sports now understand the Yorkshire club have reluctantly accepted an offer in the region of £15million from Burnley. The 25-year-old is now expected to undergo a medical with the Premier League side, perhaps even on Saturday.

Wood, who has also played for Leicester City and West Bromwich Albion amongst others, has scored more than 40 goals for Leeds, who hoped to fend off all interest in his signature by offering him a new contract. But it now looks as though they have accepted defeat in their quest to retain his services.

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