By Harvey Byrne
Stoke boss Mark Hughes has claimed Leeds ace Charlie Taylor is not one of his targets after reports claimed the Premier League side’s interest.
The 23-year-old full-back is out of contract at the Yorkshire giants next month and after refusing to play for Garry Monk’s team on the final day of the season against Wigan it is clear that his future lies elsewhere.
A host of Premier League sides have been linked with holding an interest in the Leeds academy graduate and earlier in the week the Daily Mail reported that Midlands duo West Brom and Stoke were chasing his signature.
Now, Baggies boss Tony Pulis confirmed his interest in his press conference on Thursday, stating that he wanted to strike a deal with Leeds.
But, his fellow Welshman Hughes denied interest in his press conference on Friday, as covered by the official Stoke Twitter account.
MH: Charlie Taylor is not a player we are involved in. We aren't looking to pursue anything – he isn't one of our targets.
— Stoke City FC (@stokecity) May 12, 2017
Taylor competed in 32 matches for Leeds in all competitions this season, returning four assists and he was previously considered one of the stars in the team.
However, after refusing to play fans are now keen to see the back of the player and want their club to get a good deal for the former youth man.
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