Leeds determined to keep hold of Charlie Taylor amid Premier League transfer talk

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HITC Sport understands Leeds United have no plans to sell Charlie Taylor, despite reported interest from Manchester United.

Leeds United are determined to keep hold of star defender Charlie Taylor and will fight off any interest in the player, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

According to a recent report from the Daily Star, Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal is considering a £4million move for Taylor in the January transfer window in the wake of Luke Shaw's broken leg.

Shaw faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines after suffering a double fracture during Tuesday's Champions League defeat to PSV Eindhoven.

Manchester United are thought to be considering bringing in a new left-back to replace the stricken Shaw, with Taylor among their targets.

As well as interest from Manchester United, a number of other Premier League clubs are thought to be tracking Taylor, with scouts watching him in action this season.

However, sources have told HITC Sport that Leeds United would not welcome any interest in Taylor as they see him as a key part of their plans going forward.

Leeds chairman Massimo Cellino is a big fan of Taylor, handing the full-back a new three-year deal last year, and he will insist that the 21-year-old is not for sale if any club comes calling.

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