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Millwall make play for striker Chris Wood

Last updated 09:43 11/12/2012
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AT THE DEN: All Whites strikers Chris Wood (left) celebrates with Millwall team-mates after a match-winning goal against Leeds.

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Millwall are expecting to wait until January before they find out whether a £1 million ($NZ1.93 million) offer for All Whites striker Chris Wood will be accepted.

The second-tier English Championship club has put in a formal offer for Wood to his Premier League outfit West Bromwich Albion, but manager Kenny Jackett does not expect Albion to respond until they have finalised their own plans for the January transfer window.

"Our bid hasn't been rejected," Jackett told the NewsAtDen website.

"They haven't said 'no'. At the moment West Brom are covering themselves in what is an expensive position - in every division.

"They have Peter Odemwingie going to the African Cup of Nations, Romelu Lukaku on loan from Chelsea, who will hopefully stay there, and Saido Berahino has just got injured at Peterborough.

"They've probably got a couple of targets themselves as well. By the looks of things, it will go on into January. But West Brom have been very open and professional with us.

"They're keeping their options open going into the window - that's what they've told us."

Jackett said they were looking at all their options but Wood was their No 1 target.

Wood's contract with West Brow expires at the end of the season but it includes a one-year option that can be triggered at any time.

However, the 21-year-old is keen to stay at The Den beyond the end of his loan spell in London, which expires on January 1.

Millwall is the fifth club Wood has been loaned out to and he has played a considerable part in their rise up the Championship table to seventh with eight goals in 13 matches.

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