By Wayne Veysey

3rd Dec, 2022 | 7:30am

Sources: Leeds United plotting move to re-sign Chris Wood

Leeds United are weighing up a January bid for Newcastle United forward Chris Wood, sources have told Football Insider.

The former Elland Road star, 30, has slipped to third-choice striker at St James’ Park behind Callum Wilson and record signing Alexander Isak.

Leeds are in the market for a new striker who can lead the line and provide an alternative to top scorer Rodrigo Moreno and Patrick Bamford.

The Yorkshire giants could turn to the loan market and one player they are considering is Wood following his demotion at Newcastle.

The forward signed from Burnley in January for £25million has started just two Premier League matches among his 14 appearances this season.

With club Isak due to be fit again for the resumption of the Premier League campaign, against Leicester City on Boxing Day, Wood is set for a second-string role in the second half of the campaign.

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Leeds could try to tempt the New Zealand international with an offer to return to the club where he made his name in English football and top scored with 30 goals in 2016-17.

But Newcastle may be unwilling to let Wood go unless they can bring in a replacement.

The north-east giants rejected loan offers for the front man following the £60m capture of Isak from Real Sociedad during the summer.

Wood is believed to be on a contract worth more than £100,000-a-week after signing from Burnley until the summer of 2024.

At Leeds, their top scorer this season is Rodrigo with nine goals followed by wingers Crysencio Summerville and Luis Sinisterra with four and three goals respectively.

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