West Brom's efforts to sign Leicester City ace suggests Leeds United's Charlie Taylor is merely a back-up.
Leeds United's Charlie Taylor
Leeds United are hoping to tie down Player of the Year Charlie Taylor to an extended deal, but this is proving difficult amid interest from Premier League clubs.
Yet at present their interest in Taylor appears to be on the back burner - and they may not even bid at all if they can land their top target Jeffrey Schlupp.
Everton's Darron Gibson concedes a penalty against Leicester's Jeffrey Schlupp
The Express and Star report West Brom are to approach Leicester City with a £10 million offer for Schupp, having had a £9m bid rejected earlier this week.
The Ghanaian left-back was a bit part player in Leicester's title success, earning his medal, but deputising for Christian Fuchs.
Leicester are trying to keep their squad together after their league triumph, and are seemingly reluctant to want to let Schlupp leave. A bid increase of just £1 million on their last offer may not be enough to persuade them otherwise.
Sunderland's Adam Matthews in action with Leicester City's Jeffrey Schlupp
How successful - or otherwise - they are, could hold implications for Leeds United, who could see West Brom exit the hunt for Taylor altogether if they sign Schlupp - or ramp up their interest if Leicester hold firm.
The money West Brom are willing to commit to signing Schlupp suggests they will easily be able to finance a move for Taylor if they need to - but Leeds may be able to try and squeeze them for a big fee, having shown their hand.
Charlie Taylor celebrates with team mates after scoring the second goal for Leeds