Magpies make £1m bid for Swansea star Taylor

HIGHLY-RATED ... Newcastle have made a bid for Swansea defender Neil Taylor.
HIGHLY-RATED ... Newcastle have made a bid for Swansea defender Neil Taylor.

NEWCASTLE United have lodged a £1million bid for Swansea City’s Neil Taylor.

The club’s chairman, Huw Jenkins, today confirmed they had been made an offer for the 22-year-old defender.

While Jenkins and manager Brendan Rodgers are unwilling to sell the left-back, it is understood Newcastle’s bid will trigger a release clause in his Liberty Stadium contract.

With the signing of Lille midfielder Yohan Cabaye expected to soon be confirmed by the club, United are making steady progress in this summer’s transfer market.

“We have received a proposal from Newcastle regarding Neil, but it has not been accepted or rejected at this stage,” said Jenkins.

“We have received a number of bids for Neil’s services, and we will be talking it over with him when he returns from a break next week.

“Neil is a player we brought to the club this season from the Conference with Wrexham, with a view to him progressing and developing with us over a number of years.

“The last thing on our minds is to sell anyone over the summer.”

Taylor – who can also play on the left side of midfield – is understood to be keen to talk to Newcastle over a move to Tyneside.