Leeds accept Burnley bid for Chris Wood
Leeds have accepted a bid from Burnley for striker Chris Wood.
The New Zealand international 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.
Wood, who scored 30 goals last season, has been the subject of three bids from the Premier League side this summer and Leeds have accepted the third after Wood expressed a desire to leave despite being offered a new deal.
"Due to strong interest from a Premier League team, the ongoing discussions with the club, and given it has always been my ambition to play at the highest level, I don't feel it is right that I play today," he wrote on Twitter ahead of the clash.
"I wish the team all the best and hope the lads can pick up the 3 points."
Leeds did just that, Samu Saiz and Stuart Dallas scoring in Wood's absence.
"When one player doesn't want to stay, there is nothing I can do. I only want players who are 100 per cent with the team," Christiansen told Sky Sports after the game, adding that the club had accepted Burnley's offer and a medical would now go ahead.
Burnley manager Sean Dyche remained tight-lipped when quizzed about Wood's public statement after his team lost 1-0 to West Brom on Saturday.
"I choose to not look at other players in the public arena, I prefer to keep our business private so that's how it sits for me," he said.
Leeds signed Wood from Leicester in the summer of 2015 for a fee believed to be £3million. They could get that back by up to 500 per cent with Burnley's third bid reported to be worth north of £15m.