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Why this 23-year-old Leeds ace could be tempted to enter contract talks

COMMENT By Will Butcher

Suddenly, a glimmer of hope. With Leeds resurgent, the possibility of Charlie Taylor being persuaded to enter talks should no longer be considered fanciful.

The 23-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season, and interested clubs will be looking to complete a cut-price deal in January for the left-back.

The Guardian claim the Elland Road academy product is on the radar of Crystal Palace for around £6million, while the likes of Liverpool, West Brom and Bournemouth have been reportedly credited with an interest.

Leeds will not want to risk losing Taylor on a free, but they could find that they might not lose him at all if they propose contract talks in the near future.

The Yorkshire giants have been in magnificent form this season, sitting in fifth and just two points off of third place in the Championship.

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Garry Monk has orchestrated his side’s sparkling change in fortunes, that saw them begin the season in the lower depths of the Championship.

Morale is high in the squad, and the feelgood factor around Elland Road and Thorp Arch with the potential of Premier League promotion could tempt Taylor into signing a new deal.

With a takeover imminent, Leeds could have the finances to be able to make Taylor one of their biggest earners, and these factors could see last season’s Player of the Year signing on the dotted line.

In other Leeds news, Football Insider compares the three strikers reportedly on Monk’s January shopping list.