All White Chris Wood's Wolves move falls over

Last updated 17:59 13/08/2014
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ALL WHITES STRIKER: Chris Wood.

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All Whites striker Chris Wood is still with newly promoted English Premier League club Leicester City after a proposed move to Wolverhampton Wanderers dissolved.

Wolves manager Kenny Jackett confirmed today the deal to bring Wood to the second-tier Championship club had collapsed.

English media claimed a permanent transfer, believed to be worth $NZ2.5 million (1.25 million pounds), was discussed.

''It looks like that deal is passed now and we are moving on,'' Jackett said in the Leicester Mercury newspaper.

''We didn't get a deal agreed with the club or the player.

''We did make an offer but we haven't settled anything and it looks like we have to move on.

''It is what it is and we have to accept it.

''It is something which has come out publicly which we understand and it's a situation which I was asked about - we did make a bid and were close.

''That one hasn't come off and it looks like we are moving on.''

Jackett was keen to lure the Kiwi after coaching Wood at London club Millwall while the 22-year-old was on loan from his former EPL club, West Bromwich Albion.

Millwall wanted to make that move permanent, but Wood opted instead to sign for Leicester, who he helped to win the Championship title last season.

Wood, who scored 13 goals in 46 appearances, still has two years remaining on his contract with the Leicester Foxes, but he has fallen down the pecking order following the arrival of record £8 million (NZ$16m) Argentine signing Leonardo Ulloa.

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