Report: West Bromwich Albion to return with £4m bid for Leeds United's Charlie Taylor

Leeds United's Charlie Taylor (R) in action against Blackburn Rovers' Martin Samuelsen

West Bromwich Albion are said to have watched the Leeds United left-back at Wolves on Saturday.

Leeds United's Charlie Taylor (R) in action against Blackburn Rovers' Martin SamuelsenLeeds United's Charlie Taylor (right) in action against Blackburn Rovers' Martin Samuelsen

West Bromwich Albion will return for Leeds United's Charlie Taylor in January, according to the Telegraph.

West Brom, along with Burnley, were unsuccessful in their attempt to prise Taylor from Elland Road during the summer transfer window.

West Brom manager Tony PulisWest Brom boss Tony Pulis

Having received the green light from new owner Guochuan Lai however, Baggies boss Tony Pulis is ready to try again, with no sign of the left-back changing his mind over a new deal at Leeds.

With his current deal expiring at the end of the campaign, West Brom will look to tempt Whites owner Massimo Cellino into a sale of around £4 million - a figure, and scenario, reminiscent of the one which enabled West Ham United to sign Taylor's teammate Sam Byram a year ago.

Leeds United's Sam ByramEx-Leeds defender Sam Byram

Despite the off-field uncertainty, the 23-year-old has continued to impress for Leeds, who beat West Brom's rivals Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday under the watchful eye of a senior Baggies scout.

As well as a new left-back, West Brom have prioritised the signing of a new striker this winter, with Cologne's Anthony Modeste linked in this week's Sunday People.

Taylor's exit would leave Leeds short in his position, with only Tyler Denton, who has appeared once for Garry Monk's team, as cover.

Fleetwood Town's David Ball and Leeds United's Charlie Taylor in actionTaylor holds off Fleetwood Town's David Ball

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