Steve Evans has insisted there has been no bids for Leeds United striker Chris Wood, reports the Yorkshire Evening Post. 

Evans has insisted that he is unaware of any bids for the New Zealand striker, 24.

There was speculation around his future at the club over the weekend after Evans appeared to indicate that he had received a bid for the star.

Speaking to LUTV, he said: “When the transfer window opens and people come in and offer us a lot of money for Chris Wood – a lot more than the president paid for him – it shows you the value others place on him.”

The striker is currently injured with a hamstring strain and has missed Leeds last four games, but he is expected to return for the weekend, when Leeds host Bristol City.

Wolves could be contenders for his signature as they tried to sign Wood this summer, but were beaten to him by Leeds.

The West Midlands club have just pulled in £10m through the sale of Benik Afobe to AFC Bournemouth.

However, when speaking to the Yorkshire Evening Post about whether Leeds have received any offers for Wood, Evans said:  “I’m not aware of that.”

Wood is also expected to return on Saturday, with Evans saying: “He’ll be back for Saturday all being well. I’m probably guilty of wanting him back out there more than anyone.”

Leeds have been troubled by injuries throughout the festive period and into January and right back Gaetano Berardi remains out with ankle ligament damage.


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