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Leeds United FC rejected £16million offer for Chris Wood

According to reports from Sky Sports, Leeds United have rejected a bid worth of up to £16million for star striker Chris Wood.

Leeds United were widely touted to struggle last season but under the astute tutelage of Garry Monk, the Whites managed to enjoy a fine campaign and narrowly missed out on one of the promotion playoff positions in the Championship.

While Monk should be lauded for the job he conducted at Elland Road, the success enjoyed last season would not have been possible without the presence of star striker Chris Wood.

Wood enjoyed a stunning season, scoring 27 goals in 44 appearances throughout the course of the campaign and the New Zealand international finished off as the Championship’s top goalscorer.

Due to his wonderful exploits, it has been no surprise whatsoever to see a host of top clubs expressing their interest in signing the 25-year-old and the pursuit has been ramping up in recent times with the end of the summer transfer window fast approaching.

Recently, reports had claimed that Burnley had placed a bid of around £12million for Wood in an attempt to replace the recently departed Andre Gray, who has joined Watford for £18million, but Leeds duly turned down the offer.

Now in an update from Sky Sports, Leeds have received an improved offer of around £16million from an unnamed Premier League club for the towering attacker but the Whites have once again turned down the bid on the table for their star.

Wood currently has a contract with Leeds till 2019 and if interested clubs are to lure him away from Elland Road this summer, one would expect that they will have to splash in excess of £20million in order to get the deal done.

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