Understandably, Leeds United are not exactly enamoured by the idea of selling Chris Wood this summer.
After all, the New Zealand international was the Championship’s top scorer last season with a career best 27 goals and, if Thomas Christiansen’s side are to challenge in the top six after finishing seventh last season, Wood’s clinical finishing will be crucial.
The report adds that Leeds are intent on keeping Wood at Elland Road.
However, that may not prevent West Brom from throwing their hat into the ring. According to the Birmingham Mail, The Baggies are considering a bid for this old-school centre-forward.
It’s likely they would have to shatter their transfer record, set when they signed Nacer Chadli from Tottenham for £13 million last summer (Sky Sports), to land a 25-year-old who began his career with West Brom.
And this just exacerbates the accusation that West Brom made a mistake letting Wood go during his first spell at the club. After arriving from his homeland as a little known youngster in 2009, Wood scored for fun in The Baggies reserves and made his Premier League bow a few months later.
Yet, after a couple of streaky years in front of goal, Wood’s reputation skyrocketed last season and it’s fair to say he’d cost a few million more these days.