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25th Oct, 2016 | 1:52pm

Leeds should sign one of these three players in January to replace PL-bound Taylor

COMMENT By Will Butcher

Charlie Taylor is increasingly unlikely to be at Leeds beyond January as Premier League outfit West Brom close in on the contract rebel.

The Telegraph claim Tony Pulis’ Baggies are readying a £4million bid for the 23-year-old star when the transfer window re-opens in the new year.

If Pulis succeeds in taking Taylor to the Hawthorns, who should replace him on the left side of Leeds’ defence?

Football Insider analyses three leading candidates:

Rico Henry

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Leeds were interested in the Walsall youngster throughout the summer as they looked to bring in back up for Taylor.

England under-19 international Henry was nominated for the Football League Young Player of the Year last season, losing out to eventual winner and former Leeds star Lewis Cook.

Known for his pace, Henry made his name with some dazzling displays from left-back for Walsall during his 44 appearances for the League One side.

Joe Gomez

The Liverpool youngster finally put his injury nightmare behind him last week by returning to training for the first time since rupturing his anterior cruciate ligament.

With James Milner and Alberto Moreno currently occupying the left-back slots though, Gomez could be forced to move out on loan to find game time.

The Guardian claimed that Championship and Yorkshire rivals Huddersfield were keen on the 19-year-old, and Leeds could look to join them in the race to sign the versatile defender.

Tyrone Mings

Similarly to Gomez, Mings has been out injured after a terrible knee injury six minutes into his Bournemouth debut last season against Leicester.

Now, Mings is now returning to full fitness following his £8million move to the Cherries in the summer of 2015, but has his work cut out in returning to the first-team setup.

Charlie Daniels is considered first choice, while Nathan Ake is considered his back up. With plenty of Championship experience from his time with Ipswich, out-of-favour Mings could be the perfect replacement for Taylor.

In other Leeds transfer news, the Yorkshire giants could look to reignite their interest in this Premier League striker.