According to Sky Sports, Tony Pulis has said that West Brom will not pursue the signing of Charlie Taylor if Leeds United insist on sending the transfer to a tribunal.

This is the latest development in what has been a long week for Charlie Taylor following his refusal to play for his side in their final Sky Bet Championship game away at Wigan Athletic.

West Brom have been linked with Charlie Taylor for a long time, and their target is finally out of contract at Elland Road this summer.

However, Leeds United are entitled to compensation, due to the fact that Taylor is under the age of 24.

One example of a tribunal ordering a fee is when Danny Ings moved from Burnley to Liverpool.

The original transfer was free, however a tribunal ordered Liverpool to pay £6.5million for the striker, and Tony Pulis has said that West Brom will not risk being hit with a similar sum.

He said: “We wanted to find out what the price was to see if we’d be interested. If it’s going to go to tribunal, we don’t know what the price is and I think that takes us out of the game.


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