Sheffield United are interested in Charlton Athletic striker Lyle Taylor, according to TEAMtalk.

Taylor – who has been in fine form for Charlton since joining them in the summer of 2018 – is out of contract at the end of this season.

The Blades aren’t the only Premier League team keen on the 29-year-old, with Burnley and Norwich City also thought to be keeping tabs.

Elsewhere in the Championship, Brentford, Bristol City and Nottingham Forest also hold an interest in Taylor.

It should come as little surprise really, with the forward having scored 30 goals in 52 games for the Addicks since signing from AFC Wimbledon.

Taylor started this term in style, scoring five goals in the first six league games for Lee Bowyer’s side. Injury then halted that, but the attacker made a welcome return on Saturday in the 1-0 defeat to Middlesbrough.

New chairman at The Valley, Matt Southall, wants Taylor to commit to a new long-term deal.

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Taylor might be a familiar face to Blades fans having previously played for the club in 2013/14. At the time they were in League One and the Montserrat international scored twice in 25 appearances.

Taylor’s time at Bramall Lane lasted just six months, however. Having signed from Falkirk he returned to Scottish football in January 2014 upon joining Patrick Thistle on loan. Taylor then made the permanent switch to Scunthorpe United the following summer.

The Millwall academy product has clearly progressed since then, but the majority of his experience so far is still in the third tier of English football.

With Taylor turning 30 next March, the chances of him greatly developing are also unlikely. Clearly an asset in the Championship, whether he could make the step up to the Premier League is doubtful.

It would be a big surprise if the Blades made a move for Taylor. But then, not many predicted how much of a success David McGoldrick would be when he signed on a free transfer from Ipswich Town in the summer of 2018, aged 30.

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