Charlton Athletic reportedly 'open to offers' for rumoured Sheffield Wednesday target Lyle Taylor
Sheffield Wednesday Championship rivals Charlton Athletic have reportedly withdrawn a contract offer for forward Lyle Taylor after the 29-year-old failed to respond to a deadline set by their new owners.
And reports suggest that the Addicks will now listen to offers for Taylor, who’s name has been mentioned as a potential Wednesday target as Garry Monk seeks to add firepower to their promotion charge.
East Street Investments, who bought the London club from controversial Belgian owner Roland Duchatelet last week, offered a ‘lucrative’ three-year deal to Taylor according to London News Online. But their deadline seems to have passed.
Owls boss Monk, who has five first team strikers on the books, has admitted that he would like to add to his attacking options.
But potentially stumbling blocks for any interest in Taylor exist in that Monk has admitted the club are likely to be operating in the loan market only and that the forward is nearly 30 – Wednesday’s squad is among the oldest in the division.
Taylor missed Wednesday 3-1 October win in the capital with a thigh injury that kept him out for 13 matches. He has scored seven goals this season.
Saturday’s FA Cup win at Premier League Brighton saw Owls top scorer Steven Fletcher stretchered off with a knee injury, although its seriousness was played down by Monk.
They are expected to miss out on the loan signings of Liverpool forward Rhian Brewster and Arsenal starlet Eddie Nketiah to Swansea and Bristol City respectively.
Southampton winger Josh Sims remains a keen target.