Middlesbrough fans react on Twitter to Leeds' Charlie Taylor rumours

Leeds United's Charlie Taylor and Fulham's Tom Cairney in action

The Leeds United man has been linked with Middlesbrough.

Leeds United's Charlie Taylor and Fulham's Tom Cairney in action

It was reported in the print edition of The Sunday People yesterday that Middlesbrough want Leeds United's Charlie Taylor.

The 23-year-old is expected to leave Leeds this summer on a Bosman after rejecting a new contract to remain at Elland Road.

The writing has been on the wall for some time after the talented left-back refused to play the Whites' last game of the Championship season.

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

A number of Premier League clubs have been linked with the soon-to-be free agent but Middlesbrough, it seems, are the latest club credited with an interest.

Middlesbrough boss Garry Monk - then at Leeds - publicly criticised the defender following his no-show against Wigan last month.

And, as a result, Boro fans are struggling to believe that Taylor would join the 38-year-old at The Riverside this summer - though some would love him on Teeside next term.

Garry Monk manager of Leeds United

They are right. It does seem unlikely that Taylor would be willing to reunite with Monk at Middlesbrough, especially when there is a good chance that he will get a Premier League move this summer.

Taylor has been involved in Leeds' senior set-up for the past six years, making his debut as a 17-year-old in 2011.

New Middlesbrough manager Garry Monk during the press conference

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