Report: Burnley lead £6m race for Leeds contract rebel Charlie Taylor, player keen on move

Leeds United's Charlie Taylor in action with Brentford's Maxime Colin

Burnley are reportedly leading the race for Leeds left back Charlie Taylor.

Leeds United's Charlie TaylorLeeds United's Charlie Taylor

According to the Daily Mirror, Burnley are leading the race to sign Leeds United left back Charlie Taylor - and the player would allegedly fancy a move to Turf Moor.

The Clarets have endured a frustrating summer on the transfer front, but have managed to add goalkeeper Nick Pope and winger Johann Berg Gudmundsson from Charlton Athletic, and manager Sean Dyche will be keen to get more new faces in before their season kicks off against Swansea City on August 13th.

Leeds United's Charlie Taylor in action with Brentford's Maxime ColinLeeds United's Charlie Taylor in action with Brentford's Maxime Colin

With Ben Mee converted to play at centre back, Dyche may seek a new left back to compete with Republic of Ireland international Stephen Ward - and he appears to have set his sights on Leeds United starlet Charlie Taylor.

The Mirror report that, despite interest from Middlesbrough, West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United, Burnley are in fact leading the race to sign Taylor, with a £6m fee mentioned.

Brentford's Akaki Gogia in action with Leeds United's Charlie TaylorBrentford's Akaki Gogia in action with Leeds United's Charlie Taylor

Taylor, 22, has come up through Leeds' famed academy, and since taking over as the club's first-choice left back following Stephen Warnock's move to Derby County in January 2015, he's become one of the Championship's most promising young defenders.

Now with more than 70 appearances to his name for Leeds, Taylor has established himself as a key player at Elland Road - but could be following fellow academy graduates Sam Byram (West Ham) and Lewis Cook (Bournemouth) in leaving the club for the Premier League.

Bolton Wanderers' Liam Feeney and Leeds United's Charlie Taylor in actionLiam Feeney and Leeds United's Charlie Taylor in action

The Mirror also report that Taylor has rejected a new contract to stay at Elland Road, and given that his deal expires next summer, Leeds may find themselves under some pressure to sell this summer if Premier League clubs come calling.

The report adds that Taylor would be keen on a move to Turf Moor, despite interest from other clubs, as the prospect of playing regular first-team football could swing the race in Burnley's favour.

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