Report: Leeds United facing uphill battle to keep Chris Wood after striker becomes £20m target for four Premier League clubs

Leeds' Chris Wood scores their first goal

The Leeds United striker scored 30 goals this season, which is said to have drawn interest from West Ham United, Southampton, Stoke City and Swansea City.

Leeds United's Chris Wood celebrates scoring their first goal from the penalty spotLeeds United striker Chris Wood

Leeds United are facing an uphill battle to keep Chris Wood, the Sun reports.

Wood scored 30 goals in 48 games this campaign, which is said to have drawn interest from Premier League sides West Ham United, Southampton, Swansea City and Stoke City.

It is claimed the New Zealand international is a £20 million target for the quartet, with the report adding it would be a "major surprise" if Wood wasn't playing in next season's top flight.

Wood's goals fired Leeds to an unexpected seventh-placed finish in Garry Monk's first campaign in charge, but he is not the only Whites star being linked with a move away from Elland Road this summer.

Left-back Charlie Taylor is expected to quit the Yorkshire side on a free transfer, with fellow defender Pontus Jansson also said to have interest from Southampton.

Leeds manager Garry Monk talks to Pontus JanssonLeeds United manager Garry Monk [left] and defender Pontus Jansson

With another key man at the back, Kyle Bartley, set to be summoned by parent club Swansea next term - not to mentioned the uncertainty surrounding Monk's future - any more departures could perhaps convince Wood his future lies away from Leeds.

West Ham and Swansea were both credited with an interest in Wood in January, while Stoke feature highly on the bookies' list of candidates to sign the 25-year-old.

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