By Craig Scott

20th Jan, 2020 | 9:37pm

Phil Hay responds when asked if Leeds want 29y/o striker whose contract expires in summer

Leeds United are in desperate need of signing a new striker before the end of the month and many names have been linked with moves to Elland Road.

However one name that has not cropped up, but who some fans are urging the club to sign, is Charlton striker Lyle Taylor.

Taylor, 29, is out of contract in the summer and has been in strong form for Charlton in the Championship, scoring seven goals in his 13 appearances.

Sky Sports has reported that the Addicks are open to offers for the Montserrat international but so far, there have been no real noises about him being a target for Leeds.

The Athletic journalist Phil Hay has now been asked about whether Taylor was wanted by the Whites, but he has suggested he is not a target.

When asked by Jacqui Oatley whether Taylor is a target for Leeds, Hay told The Ornstein & Chapman Podcast: “He’s not a name that’s come up actually although I can see the appeal in him.

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“He is somebody who scores at this level and it does look like he’s available or there’s at least a deal to be done there.

“But all the names that have been mentioned, it’s been more established and more recognisable names than his; your Che Adams’, your Andre Grays. There’s a bit of chatter about Dwight Gayle up at Newcastle but unfortunately, he’s injured again and I don’t think anyone will take him on at this stage.”

Taylor could be a handy addition for Leeds but it is worth noting that he has only made 13 Championship appearances this season due to injuries.

He’s not played in Charlton’s last two matches and missed over two months’ worth of action between September and November.

Do Leeds really want to add yet another injury-prone player to Marcelo Bielsa’s squad?

Probably not.

In other Leeds United news, Don Goodman has shared what he is confident of happening this month at Elland Road