Date: 19th May 2017 at 5:00pm
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West Ham will have to fight off Stoke City and Southampton if they want to sign Leeds striker Chris Wood this summer, according the Mirror.

The Hammers were interested in the New Zealand international back in the January transfer window but the Championship side were not willing to do business in the middle of the season during the club’s promotion push.

Having missed out on the playoffs, the Yorkshire team will have a battle to keep hold of the prolific forward with a trio of Premier League sides interested. It is believed that Wood could be allowed to leave for £15million but Leeds will be reluctant to lose the Championship’s top goalscorer.

This season, Wood has scored 30 goals in all competitions, as well as providing four assists, in 48 appearances for the club. West Ham Manager Slaven Bilic will almost certainly be looking for a striker this summer, and the club’s interest in the target man would indicate the club are seeking an alternative for the injury ravaged Andy Carroll.