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Evans' response when asked if Leeds have received bids for Chris Wood

The Leeds head coach has been discussing the 24-year-old striker.

Leeds United head coach Steve Evans says he is unaware of any concrete bids for striker Chris Wood, according to the Yorkshire Evening Post.

The forward's immediate future at Elland Road has been the subject of some recent speculation but boss Evans has batted it away.

And the Scot wants the target man back in the Leeds starting line-up as soon as possible, suggesting that he would have played against Sheffield Wednesday had the game come just a day later.

Evans is quoted as telling the YEP: "I’m not aware of that [concrete bids for Wood].

"Chris was extremely close [to playing against Sheffield Wednesday]. If it had been Tuesday, Wednesday then he would have played.

"The medical team put it at a 90-10 chance and that means there’s a 10 per cent chance that he might damage his hamstring again.

“We’ve missed him for three weeks and we don’t want to be missing him for eight or nine. He’ll be back for Saturday all being well. I’m probably guilty of wanting him back out there more than anyone."

Evans is known for being an opinionated manager and he's certainly sticking to his guns here. If you asked Leeds fans, opinion would be divided at best and, more than likely, swayed against Wood.

The 24-year-old New Zealander has failed to impress many, despite being United's top scorer in the Championship so far this season.

Those goals are probably a major factor for other sides if they are indeed interested in Wood. But, if it's Evans you believe, he won't be leaving Leeds any time soon and will be vital in getting the Whites back to winning ways.

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