Brighton and Hove Albion are rated at 5/2 second-favourites in the race to land Leeds United’s want-away defender Charlie Taylor this summer, according to bookmakers Sky Bet.

West Bromwich Albion have been listed as the frontrunners, despite reports in the Express and Star stating the 23-year-old is no longer a target for the Hawthorns side.

Chris Hughton’s Brighton have been touted as a side in the running, with Chris Hughton keen to bolster his Seagulls ranks before their inaugural season in the Premier League.

Taylor has attracted plenty of interest from the Premier League with the defender available on a free transfer after refusing to sign a new contract.

Any deal to move to a domestic rival is likely to result in Leeds receiving a fee through a tribunal however.

The full-back, who has been offered a new two-year deal by the Elland Road outfit, caused controversy at the end of the season when he told then-manager Garry Monk that he would not play in their fixture against Wigan Athletic in May.

The refusal, which was allegedly believed to be down to the advice of his agent by many, angered the many associated with the Whites and it seems unlikely he will be remaining at the Yorkshire side beyond July.


    • Sorry David, Charlie Taylor would, imo, be better off telling his odious agent to piss off, find a different one who would offer far better advice … offer his apologies to LUFC and all the fans, sign the new contract and put his heart, soul and ability in helping the club achieve promotion.


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