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All Whites striker Chris Wood is being linked to a £14.6 million (NZ$26m) move to Premier League club Everton.

Yorkshire Evening Post journalist, Phil Hay, has taken to his personal Twitter account to provide an injury update on Leeds United's Chris Wood, claiming the club are hopeful the striker will feature at the weekend.

The Football Insider website reported Wood was on Everton manager Ronald Koeman's radar if Leeds failed to win promotion to the EPL next season.

Wood has been instrumental in Leeds' rise to fourth place in the table - in sight of a place in the Premier League playoffs.

Wood's form for championship side Leeds has proved impossible to ignore, his 24-goals putting him atop the list of scorers for the season to date, with the side now sitting fourth and a genuine contender for promotion.

The club now sits in fourth place on the EFL Championship table, which would be enough for them to qualify for the Championship play-offs, where the third and final team to be promoted to the Premier League is determined.

The New Zealand international's goalscoring prowess has not gone unnoticed by the Football League either, with Wood being shortlisted for the EFL Championship Player of the Year award on Monday.

Wood was hurt by a heavy challenge towards the end of that victory - a game in which he scored - and was sent back to England as the All Whites prepared to continue their qualifying campaign.

The New Zealand coach said because of the injury the Leeds United player picked up in the first game with Fiji last week they will rest him as a precaution.



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