‘We have put a bid in’ – Fulham boss hopes to sign Swansea man

08:25 24 January 2014

Neil Taylor of Swansea City. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Neil Taylor of Swansea City. (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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Fulham manager Rene Meulensteen has revealed for the first time that he is interested in signing defender Neil Taylor from Swansea.

Meulensteen is after a left-back to challenge Kieran Richardson and John Arne Riise at Craven Cottage.

The Fulham manager reckons the top clubs in the league would already have signed Taylor had he not suffered an ankle injury that kept him out for eight months last season.

“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 West Ham’s Ravel Morrison, Meulensteen seemed happy to talk about Taylor.

“I rate him,” the Fulham boss said.

“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.”

Meulensteen will face one of the biggest tests since taking over at Fulham over the next few days.

Fulham play Sheffield United in the FA Cup on Sunday before they take on fellow relegation candidates Swansea on Tuesday night.

The Cottagers then host Southampton, making it three games in seven days for the west London club.

“It is unfair,” the former Manchester United coach said.

“It forces you to utilise the squad but that is why we have a squad.”

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