Odds on Leeds United defender Charlie Taylor signing for Brighton & Hove Albion or Burnley have drastically shortened with Sky Bet. This comes after the Express & Star reported that West Bromwich Albion have pulled out of the race to sign the out of contract left back.
Tony Pulis had long spoken of his desire to sign the 23-year-old, but he is now focusing his interests on adding another centre back and striker instead. This therefore places big doubt on any move to the Hawthorns, although he is still a shade of odds on to do so. Leeds are still resigned to the prospect of him leaving Elland Road.
Taylor made 32 appearances for the club last season as they narrowly missed out on the play-offs. After refusing to play in the final game of the season away to Wigan Athletic, he all but sealed his departure from the club. This was no shock however as he had rejected a new deal well before this, and a move to the Premier League still seems inevitable.
Brighton are price at 5/2, with Burnley just behind at 3/1. The fact he is 14/1 just to remain at Leeds highlights the unlikeliness of him staying with the Whites. Brighton do have Gaetan Bong in the left back spot, but he suffered with injury problems last season and loan reinforcements were brought in. Burnley do have Stephen Ward and Robbie Brady capable of playing this role, but Taylor could possibly be seen as an improvement. It remains to be seen where Taylor will be playing his football next season, but it is certainly interesting to see the Brighton & Burnley moved placed over the last few hours.