By Alex Demarco

Leicester City are running the rule over Leeds United full-back Charlie Taylor, according to recent reports in The Mirror.

The 23-year-old left-back’s contract expires at the end of the season and would be available on a free transfer, having rejected the Yorkshire club’s offer to renew his deal.

Claudio Ranieri sent scout Dave Philpotts to watch him up close during Leeds’ EFL Cup win over Championship rivals Norwich City on Tuesday, but manager Garry Monk opted to rest the youngster, as he watched on from the bench.

A product of the Leeds academy, Taylor made his debut as a 17-year-old back in 2011 and after a number of loan spells in the lower leagues, he cemented his place in the senior squad, making 62 appearances in the last two campaigns.

The Foxes are planning for the future as they look to secure a long-term replacement for Austria international Christian Fuchs, despite recently signing a contract extension tying him to the club till 2019.

Just last summer, the young Englishman handed in a transfer request in an attempt to force through a move to West Bromwich Albion – a request that was swiftly rejected by Leeds as they were determined to hang onto their prized asset.

Should he leave his boyhood club, Taylor would be following in the footsteps of fellow academy graduates Sam Byram and Lewis Cook, who departed Elland Road earlier this year to join West Ham United and Bournemouth respectively.


  1. Sending a scout is one thing but with the club’s manager insisting that Taylor will be staying until next summer I don’t see how you can justify such a headline


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