Rangers are one of 10 clubs interested in Charlton Athletic striker Lyle Taylor as his contract expires at the Valley.

According to the Daily Record, both Old Firm sides held “tentative talks” with Taylor’s representatives but neither has followed up the interest.

The same report claims there is interest from the likes of Nottingham Forest, Swansea and Premier League hopefuls West Brom from the English Championship.

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Striker Lyle Taylor played alongside Rangers star Joe Aribo as Charlton earned promotion to the Championship the season before last. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Burnley have also been linked from the Premier League and Turkish sides Galatasary and Sivasspor.

Taylor has played in Scotland before, turning out for Falkirk, earning a move to Sheffield United before returning north of the border with a loan at Partick Thistle.

Taylor is beginning to peak in his career as a 30-year-old and as a result, controversially refused to extend his contract to end the season with Charlton.


It’s soured his relationship a little with the Championship for whom he scored 36 goals and made 14 assists in 67 games for the club.


On the decision Charlton boss Lee Bowyer said:

“It’s difficult because he’s got a chance of earning life-changing money,” said Bower.

“It’s not like he’s a young lad and has many years in front of him.

Lyle Taylor has experience of playing in Scottish football. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)

“I can half understand because he may not get this opportunity again.”

Charlton currently occupy 21st place, one point above the relegation zone with three games to play.

Rangers have been linked with a host of striking options as they look to sign a quality forward to challenge Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe for the main striking berth.

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