Monk says Taylor will stay at Leeds amid Burnley rumours

Mark Holmes
Charlie Taylor: Wanted by Premier League clubs

Leeds United manager Garry Monk insists he is confident of keeping Charlie Taylor this summer, amid reports Burnley are set to launch a £4million bid for the left-back.

Taylor was in superb form for Leeds last season in a difficult year for the club, and has attracted interest from the Premier League newcomers, while the likes of West Brom, Liverpool, Sunderland and Stoke are also monitoring developments.

The Sun has reported Taylor, who won Player of the Season at Elland Road last year,  will be sold rather than be allowed to run down the remaining year on his contact and walk for free.

And last month, exclusive sources told TEAMtalk that Taylor had held talks with both Liverpool and Stoke as a move away from Elland Road gathered pace.

Despite reports on Monday that the Clarets were the latest club set to bid for the player’s services, Monk told the Yorkshire Evening Post he expects Taylor to remain at the club.

“For sure, 100 per cent. He has to be here,” Monk stated.

“Charlie’s been great, he’s been fantastic in training and he’s very focused on what we’re doing. That’s not a problem.”

Leeds have already lost one star player to the Premier League this summer with Lewis Cook joining Bournemouth for fee which could rise to £10million.