Date: 16th January 2017 at 5:25pm
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Leeds United have fought back against Premier League interest in star striker Chris Wood by slapping a £15m valuation on his head, according to reports from ESPN.

The 25-year-old’s form this term has turned heads in the top flight with both Sunderland and West Ham reportedly chasing a deal this month.

However, Gary Monk is desperate to keep hold of the former Leicester man, who has bagged 17 goals in 29 appearances for the Whites this season, helping them to third in the Sky Bet Championship.

According to ESPN’s report, sources close to the 46-cap New Zealand international have claimed that the Premier League pair chasing his signature have been put off by the valuation.

West Ham are in desperate need of a striker this month, with summer additions Johnathan Calleri and Simone Zaza having flopped magnificently since their arrivals in east London.

Manager Slaven Bilic is also pursuing another Championship talent, having been heavily linked with a deal for Brentford front man, Scott Hogan.

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