Report states Radrizzani plan to seal Leeds deal for 23-year-old
By Alex Stevens
Andrea Radrizzani has not given up hope of Charlie Taylor remaining at Leeds beyond this season, according to a report.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claim the joint owner Radrizzani bought into the club with the hope of tying Taylor down to a new contract.
It is said that the sports media mogul, who bought a 50 per cent share in Leeds at the end of December, wanted to initiate talks with the representatives of the Leeds academy product about a deal to extend his time at the club beyond the summer.
The Yorkshire Evening Post report that Radrizzani might be unsuccessful in his mission to hang on to left-back Taylor.
It is said that sources close to Taylor believe a stunning move to Premier League giants Liverpool is “possible”.
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It was reported by the Guardian in January that three top-flight clubs tabled bids of around £7million for Taylor in order to push through a winter deal.
But the Yorkshire Evening Post claim there were no formal offers for Taylor at that point and there was also little appetite for cashing in on the club’s 2015-16 player of the year.
The defender is out of contract in the summer but Leeds are still in line to receive a considerable fee even if he does decide to move on.
The Yorkshire giants will be owed compensation costs for developing Taylor and will note the £8million sum a tribunal ordered Liverpool to pay Burnley for Danny Ings after signing him when he ran his contract down.
In other Leeds transfer news, the club are eyeing a stunning triple transfer swoop as three players headed into the training ground.