BURNLEY are set to complete the club-record signing of striker Chris Wood on Monday.

The Clarets agreed a £15million fee with Leeds United for the New Zealand international over the weekend and Wood underwent a medical in Manchester on Sunday morning.

Burnley had seen two bids rejected by the Whites for last season’s Championship top scorer but a breakthrough in negotiations was made on Friday night, with Wood keen to make the move to the Premier League.

He had travelled with the rest of the Leeds squad to Sunderland for their televised Championship fixture on Saturday evening and remained at the team hotel until kick-off at 5.30pm, when he was given permission to travel to the north west.

He released a statement on Twitter after the teams had been confirmed at the Stadium of Light, saying “I don’t feel it is right” to play with a move in the pipeline.

Clarets captain Tom Heaton believes Wood will fit in at Turf Moor if he does become the club’s sixth new arrival of the summer transfer window.

“Everything’s geared around players improving, players getting better, maximising performance,” Heaton said.

“That’s something the manager and staff work on a lot. From the moment you walk through the door every day, it’s geared towards that.

“It’s no surprise to us really [that players have developed]. Talking to new players coming in over the years, it might not be the case at a lot of places.

“It’s certainly a good environment to be in and one that a lot of people excel in. If it is him, and he does get through the door, I’m sure it’ll be the same.”

Wood has got the better of Heaton previously, scoring against him for Leicester at Turf Moor in March 2014 as both teams closed in on promotion from the Championship.

Asked if he’d faced Wood before, the Burnley ‘keeper joked: “Did he score a rocket past me a couple of years ago for Leicester? Is that what you’re trying to get at?

“If it is him, he had a fantastic season last year. One thing I can say is that every player loves the culture we’ve got at the football club.

“That environment we’ve set certainly gives everyone a base to get better and develop. If we get him in, it will be a very good addition, and we hope he will be pleased with what he sees.”

Leeds boss Thomas Christiansen said after his side had beaten Sunderland that Wood was on the move.

“The possibility to go to a Premier League club is interesting for him, and probably the money is also much better,” he said.

“But he was recognised and appreciated player at this club and everyone has to respect his decision. 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.”