According to South London News, Sheffield Wednesday transfer target Lyle Taylor has had his contract offer withdraw by the new ownership at Charlton Athletic, meaning the club will listen to any offers for him this month.
East Street Investments successfully took over the Addicks from Roland Duchatelet last week and they had originally wanted the striker to remain at The Valley.
It is believed they offered him a new deal extending to the summer of 2022 which included an increase in his wages as well as a lucrative loyalty bonus and signing on fee.
However, the 29-year-old failed to respond to the deadline put in place and as a result, they will now invite any interest in him.
Sky Sports claimed early in December that Wednesday were one of several Championship clubs keen on signing him.
But earlier this week, Monk claimed that they would be operating the loan market and that doesn’t appear to be an option for Taylor.
Charlton’s frontman has bagged seven times this season but has been in and out of the side through injury, his latest of which is a thigh problem that is expected to keep him out until the end of January.
Taylor will also be 30 years old by the time the season is out, which doesn’t bode well for the number of ageing players Monk already has at his disposal, particularly in the striking department as Steven Fletcher, Jordan Rhodes and Atdhe Nuhiu will all be a similar age if not older by the summer.
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With Monk not expected to splash the cash this month and the Addicks tentatively listening to offers, it seems unlikely that this move will gain much traction going forward.