Report: Brighton & Hove Albion to bid for Chris Wood

Chris Wood of Leeds celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Leeds United and Derby County at Elland Road on January 13, 2017 in Leeds, England.

Brighton & Hove Albion want the Leeds United striker it seems.

Brighton & Hove Albion are weighing up a £12 million bid for Leeds United striker Chris Wood, according to The Sun.

The 25-year-old is one of the Championship's finest hitmen after scoring 27 times en route to winning the division's Golden Boot award last season.

Chris Wood scores the injury time equaliser past Karl Darlow during the Sky Bet Championship match between Newcastle United and Leeds United at St James' Park on April 14, 2017 in...

And The Sun claims that Seagulls boss Chris Hughton is a fan and is plotting a club-record move for the New Zealand marksman.

But the report goes on to add that £12 million might not be enough to tempt Leeds who, according to The Mirror last month, slapped a £20 million asking price on their prized asset.

The Whites kick off their Championship season this afternoon and such speculation can have no benefit to Leeds or Wood whatsoever, just hours before he spearheads their attack.

But head coach Thomas Chrisitiansen will be hoping that the big man can put such rumours to the back of his mind and focus on firing United to an opening-day victory.

Chris Wood (C) of Leeds United celebrates with his team-mates after he scores the second goal for his side during the Pre Season Friendly match between Leeds United and Everton at Elland...

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