By Will Butcher

Leeds have rejected a £7million bid form West Ham for Charlie Taylor, according to a report.

Football website HITC claim the Premier League club tried to test Leeds’ resolve by tabling the mega offer last week as they searched for a new left-back to replace the injured Aaron Cresswell.

But Leeds turned down the bid for their Player of the Year and West Ham subsequently signed Olympiakos left-back Arthur Masuaku on Monday for a fee of £6.2million.

Leeds released a statement last Tuesday to confirm that a transfer request had been submitted by Taylor but said it had been rejected and the 22-year-old would not be sold this summer.

Taylor has firmly established himself as Leeds’ first-choice left-back and made 42 appearances for the Whites last season, chipping in with seven assists.

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However, he has less than 12 months remaining on his Elland Road deal, and Leeds risk losing him on a free after rejecting the East London side’s offer.

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