Report: Crystal Palace see £3m bid for Swansea left back Neil Taylor rejected

Crystal Palace have reportedly had a £3m bid for Swansea defender Neil Taylor turned down.

According to Sky Sports, Crystal Palace have seen a £3m bid for Swansea City left back Neil Taylor rejected.

Taylor, 25, has missed just one of Swansea's Premier League games this season, but the Eagles are trying to tempt their rivals into selling the Welsh international.

Joel Ward regularly plays at left back for Palace, but is right footed - and new Palace manager Alan Pardew may well want to sign a natural left back to add some balance to his side.

In fact, according to the BBC, Pardew tried to sign Taylor in 2011 for just £1m whilst he was Newcastle manager, and it seems that now he's finally trying to land his man.

However, Sky Sports suggest that Swansea have rejected their £3m offer for the former Wrexham man, with manager Garry Monk reluctant to sell so soon after losing Wilfried Bony to Manchester City.

Swansea may be more willing to do a deal if they sign a replacement - and, unsurprisingly, they've been linked with a host of left backs lately.

Tutto Mercato Web speculated in December that the Swans wanted to sign Sevilla left back Timothee Kolodziecjzak, whilst reports from the Daily Mirror this week have suggested that Monk wants to bring Norwich's Martin Olsson to South Wales.

This particular transfer story may not be over yet given Pardew's desire to sign Taylor previously, and Swansea's recent interests in left backs.

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