Leeds Utd manager Gary Monk has dismissed suggestions that winger Charlie Taylor could be sold in the January transfer window.
Following the 3-0 win over bottom-placed Rotherham Utd on Monday, Monk revealed that he had been assured by club owner Massimo Cellino that the 23-year-old would stay put at the club.
Taylor, a product of Leeds’ youth academy, has only six months left on his contract and Leeds are running the risk of losing him for free during summer.
However, Monk is willing to take that risk as Leeds are currently involved in the promotion race and stand the best chance of moving back to Premier League following their relegation in 2004.
Premier League sides West Brom and Crystal Palace have been linked with interest in the wide player, who has managed 22 league starts this season.
Monk also confirmed that he is looking to one or two players during the transfer window.
“It goes for every single player who’s in the squad at Leeds United right now,” said Monk, as quoted by the Yorkshire Evening Post.
“Charlie’s been fantastic. Those things are out of a player’s hands. His job is to focus on football and he’s done that very well. The club went as far as making a statement (in the summer) and we had a promise between myself and the owner.
“We spoke very honestly that players weren’t to leave. Charlie’s an important player for us and I don’t envisage any changes. We’re here to add one or two.”