BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Southend United have made a contract offer to AFC Wimbledon striker Lyle Taylor.
The Greenwich-born forward, 28, is a free agent at the end of June and has already admitted that a chance to play Championship football would be hard to turn down.
But the South London Press has been told that Southend, managed by former Charlton chief Chris Powell, has registered their interest in the Dons frontman.
The indications are that Taylor will not make a hasty decision on his future and he is likely to hold out to see if there is a chance to play at a higher level.
The former Millwall youngster scored 18 goals in 52 games for Wimbledon last season – 14 of those coming in League One. He also registered seven assists.
Please support your local paper by making a donation
Please make cheques payable to “MSI Media Limited” and send by post to South London Press, Unit 112, 160 Bromley Road, Catford, London SE6 2NZ
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has encouraged everyone in the country who can afford to do so to buy a newspaper, and told the Downing Street press briefing recently: “A free country needs a free press, and the newspapers of our country are under significant financial pressure”.
So if you have enjoyed reading this story, and if you can afford to do so, we would be so grateful if you can buy our newspaper or make a donation, which will allow us to continue to bring stories like this one to you both in print and online.