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12th Aug, 2017 | 6:39pm

Christiansen gives frank response to reported interest in Leeds star Wood

By Harvey Byrne

Manager Thomas Christiansen has given a frank response when asked about the future of Leeds star Chris Wood on Saturday evening.

Football Insider revealed on Friday evening that Brighton, Burnley and West Brom had all tabled formal bids for the 25-year-old frontman.

However, Christiansen included the New Zealand international in his starting line-up for Saturday’s 0-0 draw against Preston and following the match the Danish national was asked about the future of his key player.

Yorkshire Evening Post chief writer Phil Hay covered Christiansen’s post-match interview via his personal Twitter account where he revealed Christiansen simply told you don’t achieve if you sell your best players.

Wood joined Leeds in the summer of 2015 for a reported £2.5million fee.

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He took a while to get up and running at the club, but under the guidance of both Garry Monk and James Beattie in the last campaign he excelled, scoring a fine 30 goals in 48 matches in all competitions.

Despite his goalless Saturday match he has also already got up and running in the new campaign with a goal in the opener against Bolton and with two years remaining on his contract Leeds fans will be hoping the New Zealander remains for the foreseeable.

In other Leeds transfer news, the Whites have handed a contract to defender.

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