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Chris Wood's EPL dream could be delayed

Last updated 10:29 22/07/2014
DREAM DELAYED: Kiwi footballer Chris Wood might have to wait for his chance to play in the EPL, with reports surfacing his newly promoted Leicester City club are set to offload him.
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DREAM DELAYED: Kiwi footballer Chris Wood might have to wait for his chance to play in the EPL, with reports surfacing his newly promoted Leicester City club are set to offload him.

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Newly promoted Leicester City could be set to offload striker Chris Wood, returning him to the English Championship.

The All Whites striker has been linked with a £2 million (NZ$3.9m) move to newly promoted Championship side Wolverhampton Wolves.

Wolves are looking to add proven Championship strike power to their side after gaining promotion from League 1, and gaffer Kenny Jackett is believed to be a fan of Wood.

That would mean Wood's dream of playing Premier League football with the Foxes, and the chance of having two Kiwis plying their trade in England's top division, could be delayed.

The Leicester Mercury reports City are on the verge of signing Brighton striker Leonardo Ulloa for a club record £10m (NZ$19.6m), as they look to bolster their forward line in a bid to stay in the Premier League this coming season.

The Mirror also claims Sporting Lisbon striker Islam Slimani is set for a switch to Leicester City, for around £7m (NZ$13.7m), alongside the arrival of Ulloa.

City have also been linked with Watford striker Troy Deeney and Cardiff's Fraizer Campbell.

The signing of more striking talent would push Wood further down the pecking order at King Power Stadium, after he started most games on the bench last season behind Jamie Vardy and David Nugent.

Vardy is in discussions around a new four-year deal with the club, leaving Wood as the obvious player to make way for the new signings.

Hence the interest from Wolverhampton, with the Mirror claiming Wood is a £2m (NZ$3.9m) target for Wolves.

Wood scored eight goals in 29 appearances for the Foxes last season, and is currently on pre-season duty.

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