Transfer news: Rene Meulensteen confirms Fulham bid for Swansea defender Neil Taylor

Last Updated: 23/01/14 11:24pm

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Neil Taylor: Swansea defender a target for Fulham

Neil Taylor: Swansea defender a target for Fulham

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Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen has confirmed that the Cottagers have made a bid for Swansea defender Neil Taylor.

Meulensteen is looking to strengthen his defensive options with a left-back to challenge Kieran Richardson and John Arne Riise.

The Dutchman reckons a top Premier League club would already have signed Taylor had he not suffered an ankle injury that kept him out for eight months last season.

The 23-year-old has found first-team opportunities limited at Swansea by the form of Ben Davies since breaking his ankle against Sunderland in September 2012.

"We have put a bid in. It's on the table. It's simmering," Meulensteen said.

Despite being the subject of a Premier League probe because of his favourable comments regarding Morrison, Meulensteen seemed happy to talk about Taylor.

"I rate him," said the former Manchester United assistant boss.

"I rated him when I was at United. The boy was very unfortunate. He had that horrific injury at a time when he was really playing at his best and he had top four qualities."

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