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Leeds United beat Sunderland 2-0 yesterday evening at the Stadium of Light but they did so without the services of striker Chris Wood who, as expected, was not in the line up given the speculation that he was about to sign for Burnley.

On the previous evening, the Daily Mirror had suggested he had left the Leeds camp to travel to Burnley or a medical. Although that information was jumping the gun, it seems it was only in terms of timing and he is expected to undergo his medical today with the signing potentially to be confirmed tomorrow.

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After their win, Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen, asked about Woods, said he expected that the player would be signing for Burnley and that the fee had been agreed between the two clubs.

“The possibility to go to a Premier League club is interesting for him, and probably the money is also much better, but he was a recognised and appreciated player at this club and everyone has to respect his decision,” Christiansen said.

“He’s a professional and if that’s his thought we have to respect it. I personally hope he will do fine. I don’t have anything against him, he’s a good guy, a good player and he’s given until now what I expected of him.”

He added: “Now he’s not part of the team so from now on I prepare not to speak about players who are not mine.”

Should the deal go through, as expected, Wood could become the first player to make a Burnley debut against Blackburn since Michael Kightly four years ago.

Meanwhile, Hull’s Sam Clucas, another Burnley target, was left out of their side yesterday with news that he was moving to a Premier League club. With Huddersfield and Swansea both having a keen interest in him, and Swansea believed to have made a bigger offer than us, the current speculation suggests he is not likely to be moving to Burnley.

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