The Yorkshire Evening Post reports that Leeds United have not received any bids for top scorer Chris Wood. The New Zealand international had been the subject of big rumours, linking him with a £20million move away from Elland Road.

However it is understood that Leeds have received no offers of that nature and are planning for next season with their 25-year-old star man leading the line. There were suggestions that West Ham United, Southampton, Swansea City and Stoke City were keen on landing the burly forward.

It was a memorable campaign for Wood, who netted 30 goals in all competitions. After a fairly standard opening season at the club since a £3million move from Leicester City, Wood came to life in the second year and almost guided them club to a play-off finish.

He remains under contract with the club for a further two seasons until the end of the 2018/19 campaign and it wouldn’t be a shock if the club were already thinking about possibly extending that. Following the final game of the season against Wigan Athletic, Wood said that he was looking forward to next season with the club, so it would certainly appear that talk of a £20million move is merely paper talk at this stage, and tomorrow’s fish and chip paper!

Leeds recently revealed their retained list, letting a few players depart. Pablo Hernandez is now under contract for a new season, whilst wantaway Charlie Taylor was offered a two-year extension, but that is only so the club receive compensation for when he does depart. West Bromwich Albion still seems to be his most likely destination, but it looks as though Wood won’t be joining him in the Premier League just yet.


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