Chris Wood close to agreeing £15m Burnley move

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All Whites' striker Chris Wood has opted to sit out of his Leeds United side's English Championship clash with Sunderland, as speculation he'll join an EPL side intensifies.

The New Zealand worldwide ruled himself out of Leeds' win at Sunderland, saying "I do not feel it is right that I play", and United boss Thomas Christiansen expects the move to go through after a medical. "Today was proof again that we are not winning games because of the individual player, but as the team".

Following a hard start to life with Leeds, during which he came in for major criticism from the club's fans, Kiwi Wood has since gone on to become a firm favourite amongst supporters of the former English giants.

The New Zealand worldwide striker revealed on social networking site Twitter before the match that talks with a club in the Premier League are going on.

"I wish the team all the best and hope the lads can pick up the 3 points".

Sean Dyche's Premier League side have reportedly made a second bid of £15 million for the 25-year-old who scored 30 goals in all competitions for Leeds last season.

Leeds United head coach Thomas Christiansen has suggested to Sky Sports that the club will sign a new striker in the summer transfer window.

"If I knew I was leaving the club, that had looked after me and I was the top goalscorer, I'd want to play".

They could get that back by up to 500 per cent with Burnley's third bid worth north of £15m.

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