Skybet League One side Bristol Rovers are readying themselves for a January battle to hold on to top scorer Matty Taylor a report in the Daily Mirror suggests.

The striker has started the season well for Rovers netting 15 goals to date and a transfer war between up to five clubs so far named could break out during January’s transfer window.

The club’s reportedly interested in taking the striker to their respective club’s are Brighton & Hove Albion, Cardiff City, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Queens Park Rangers and Glasgow Rangers have all enquired about the striker.

The striker who has bagged an impressive 60 goals for in the last two and a half seasons for the club is reportedly valued by Rovers at £1 million, but due to a cut price clause in his contract they could face losing Taylor for less then their valuation come January.

The striker was one of the sought after players during the summer and Rovers even convinced the striker to sign a new deal with the club, but after what has been a more than impressive start to the campaign it appears that Rovers could be looking for a replacement for Taylor in January.

According to the report the four named Championship sides have had Taylor watched on numerous occasions this season and should Taylor go it would put a huge dent in Bristol Rovers hopes of mounting a serious bid to make the playoffs come the end of the season.

Bristol Rovers currently find themselves handily placed in 10th in the League One table and face a side battling at the wrong end of the table Chesterfield on Saturday.

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