Leicester and Huddersfield join Millwall in race for Wood

© Alan Stanford
© Alan Stanford

MILLWALL are set to face competition from Leicester City and Huddersfield Town for loan star Chris Wood after both clubs reportedly joined the hunt for the striker.

It was reported on Wednesday night that the Foxes have matched the Lions' £1million bid for Wood – just 24 hours after the Terriers were claimed to be considering making an offer of their own.

Earlier in the week, a source told NewsAtDen that links between the West Brom frontman and other Championship clubs were "just rumours" – but it is increasingly likely that Millwall will have to fend off rival interest to secure his signature.

Huddersfield's pursuit of Wood is expected to hinge on whether manager Simon Grayson is able to extend the loan deal of Jermaine Beckford – coincidentally on Leicester's books – while the Yorkshire outfit are also trying to keep Reading striker Simon Church.

But they have cash to burn following the £8million sale of Jordan Rhodes in August and the Lions are unlikely to be drawn into a bidding war if the Baggies hike their asking price in the wake of several bids.

Leicester, who themselves are financed by rich Thai businessman Vichai Raksriaksorn, will get the chance to see Wood in action first-hand when they travel to The Den on Saturday.

Staff

(@NewsAtDen)

3 thoughts on “Leicester and Huddersfield join Millwall in race for Wood

  • December 13, 2012 at 09:55
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    Why is it we always get this sort of news just before we are due to play the team who are interested in one of our players? Do they do it so Chris doesn't score against them?
    Also has Chris Wood scored since Mowbray's comments!!

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  • December 13, 2012 at 10:40
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    Anyone who thinks we will be the only club in for Chris is deluded. We know Chirs likes it here so hopefully that will put us in a good position. What we have not got is bags of money.

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  • December 13, 2012 at 14:00
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    Sometimes it's worth stretching yourself for the greater long term benefit. The return we might get from buying Wood by way of play offs, or being a top eight team and attracting other players is a real possibility. It's not a gamble, he's a 20 year old talented investment. Come on JB take a punt and really push this club on.

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