Leeds United boss Garry Monk has insisted once again that full-back Charlie Taylor will not be sold during the January transfer window.

The 23-year-old, who came through the youth system at Elland Road, is out of contract in June and handed in a transfer request last summer as he looked to force a move to the Premier League.

However, Monk has refused to budge on the issue and has no plans to sell any of his squad in January with the club making a push for promotion.

“We do not have to sell anyone and we won’t be selling anyone,” Sky Sports report Monk as saying.

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

Taylor, who has been linked in the press with a move to West Bromwich Albion, has been a regular starter in the Leeds side that has come on leaps and bounds under Monk’s stewardship.

Currently sitting fifth in the Championship table, the Yorkshire club are on a five-match unbeaten run since their 2-0 loss at Brighton & Hove Albion on December 9 and boast the joint-fourth best defensive record in the league.

Having dispatched Rotherham United 3-0 on Monday, the Whites now find themselves just seven points adrift of Newcastle United in the second automatic promotion place.

Taylor sat out that victory with an achilles problem but is targeting a return for Leeds’ crucial league match with Derby County on January 13.


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