Leeds United manager Garry Monk has clarified that Charlie Taylor will not be joining West Bromwich Albion in January, despite transfer rumours to the contrary.

The enterprising left-back has been touted as a possible target for Tony Pulis’ men following the window reopening and talk in the British press was that a potential deal was in advanced stages.

Taylor’s Leeds contract expires in the summer and as such the Elland Road outfit are risking losing their highly rated defender for nothing at the end of the current season.

However, despite this Monk has stated that the full-back will not be moving to the Hawthorns this January and will play a role in the Whites looking to secure promotion to the Premier League.

“We do not have to sell anyone and we won’t be selling anyone,” Monk told the Yorkshire Evening Post.

“It’ll only be in-comings. There’ll be no-one leaving in this window.

“(That) goes for every single player who is in the squad at Leeds United right now.”

Taylor has been nursing an Achilles problem but is one of the Championship side’s most-influential players.

Leeds continued their strong run of recent form with a 3-0 win over Rotherham on Monday night, which keeps Monk’s men in the hunt for promotion back to the Premier League.

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