Leeds inflict maximum punishment on rebellious Taylor

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Leeds United full-back Charlie Taylor is faced with a fine of two weeks’ wages by the club after his refusal to play at Wigan, amid interest from other clubs.

The left-back pulled out of the Leeds squad for the final game of the Sky Bet Championship season last weekend and boss Garry Monk said afterwards the club would adopt “a strong stance”.

Taylor attended a disciplinary hearing on Monday and it is understood he was hit with the maximum punishment.

The 23-year-old academy product is out of contract this summer and appears set for a move to the top flight, with West Brom the frontrunners for his signature.

Baggies boss Tony Pulis on Thursday morning confirmed his interest in taking Taylor to The Hawthorns.

“There are a lot of clubs interested in Charlie Taylor, we’re not the only club interested in him,” said Pulis. “Obviously he’s been on our radar for a bit.

“It could go to a tribunal but our club would rather try and sort a deal out with Leeds if we’re going to do it instead of going to tribunal.”

Taylor has made 104 appearances for Leeds since making his debut in 2011 but signalled his intention to leave the club last July when he handed in a transfer request.

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