Leeds United emerge as 7/1 third favourites to sign Huddersfield Town striker Nahki Wells

A general view of Elland Road Stadium prior to kick off in the Sky Bet Championship League match between Leeds United and Bolton Wanderers, at Elland Road Stadium on March 5, 2016 in Leeds,...

Could Huddersfield's Wells replace Chris Wood at Leeds United?

Bookmakers Sky Bet have made Leeds United 7/1 third favourites to sign Huddersfield Town striker Nahki Wells.

Leeds are expected to lose last season's top scorer Chris Wood to Burnley for around £15 million, leaving them plenty of funds with which to secure a replacement.

Chris Wood of Leeds United celebrates scoring his second goal with Kalvin Phillips during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Leeds United at St Andrews (stadium) on...Chris Wood of Leeds United celebrates

Wells meanwhile is facing an uncertain future at Huddersfield, having entered the final year of his contract there.

And though a regular as the Terriers were promoted from the Championship last season, the 27-year-old has been left facing a battle to get back into David Wagner's side once he returns from a spell on the sidelines, following the recent captures of Steve Moonie and Laurent Depoitre.

A £10 million move to Reading was mooted earlier in the summer, and the Royals remain 4/1 favourites for Wells' signature, ahead of 13/2 Birmingham City and Leeds - who were not on the list of potential destinations when the market first opened at the start of this month.

Wood missed Leeds' 2-0 win at Sunderland on Saturday and is expected to undergo a medical later today.

Huddersfield Town's Bermudan striker Nahki Wells (R) and Huddersfield Town's English defender Mark Hudson (L) pose with the Championship Playoff trophy as Huddersfield's players celebrate...Nahki Wells of Huddersfield Town poses with the Championship play-off trophy

Could Leeds sign Wells as Woods replacement?

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