Report: Crystal Palace's chief scout watches Leeds United

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Crystal Palace's chief scout was in attendance at one of Leeds United's recent fixtures.

According to a report in the Yorkshire Evening Post, Crystal Palace’s chief scout, Tim Coe, was in attendance at Leeds United’s match against Rotherham United.

Leeds were beaten 2-1 by the Millers last weekend, in what was a fiercely contested Yorkshire derby.

And in this article we take a look at three players he may have been scouting, ahead of the summer transfer window.

Charlie Taylor

Crystal Palace were linked with Taylor back in the January transfer window in The Guardian, but they failed to force through a deal.

The Premier League side may opt to return for Taylor in the summer, though, as the left-back has continued to show his quality this season.

Taylor has been one of Leeds’ most solid performers throughout the campaign, and he looks capable of making the step-up to the top tier.

Lewis Cook

Cook is set to be one of the most in-demand players in the summer transfer window.

The central midfielder is only 19, but he is already playing a key role for Leeds and he has built up a reputation as one of the finest young players in the Championship.

Chris Wood

The New Zealand international may not have started for Leeds against Rotherham, but he is still renowned as one of the better forwards outside the Premier League.

Wood has not been in top form for Leeds this season, but it is likely that Palace are on the hunt for a striker and the 24-year-old could be a good option.

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