Report shares Radrizzani stance after three PL clubs table bids for Leeds ace Wood
By Harry Sykes
Leeds United supremo Andrea Radrizzani is insistent that the club will not cash in on striker Chris Wood this month, according to a report.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claim that the Elland Road owner’s private stance is that Wood will not be sold ahead of the 31 August transfer cut-off.
This comes amid growing interest in the Championship’s top scorer of last season.
Football Insider revealed on Saturday morning that three Premier League clubs have now tabled formal bids for the New Zealand international.
Brighton and West Brom have joined Burnley in making offers which were each worth £14million, made up of an initial £12million, plus £2million of add-ons.
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Manager Thomas Christiansen has also claimed Leeds will not allow Wood to leave with just 17 days remaining of the summer window.
Wood’s future has come under the microscope following his exploits last season, when his 30 goals in all competitions included 27 in the Championship.
The 25-year-old began the new campaign where he left off in 2016-17 with a goal in Leeds’ opening day 3-2 win against Bolton, although he was unable to follow up with another in Saturday’s goal-less draw against 10-man Preston.
Burnley are in the market for a new striker after selling Andre Gray to Premier League rivals Watford earlier this week for a fee of £18million.
Brighton and West Brom are also keen to increase their firepower as they aim to secure their top-flight status.
Wood is under contract at Leeds until the summer of 2019.
In other Leeds United transfer news, Football Insider can exclusively reveal that Thomas Christiansen is lining up a move for a centre-back who is highly regarded and is captain of his club.