The Scottish Sun have claimed that Kilmarnock have rejected a £500,000 bid from recently-relegated German side Nuremburg, amid reported interested from both Celtic and Rangers.
Taylor, 21, has shone for Kilmarnock since being made one of the first names on the team sheet under new Scotland manager Steve Clarke at Rugby Park. Despite his age, he already has 126 appearances under his belt for Killie.
More than willing to get forward but defensively astute, Taylor has caught the attention of clubs down south and now seemingly in Germany after breaking into the Scotland side and making his debut against Belgium.
The Daily Record claimed in June that both Celtic and Rangers are also interested in Taylor, and they may have just been handed a boost in pursuit of the Killie ace after Nuremburg had a £500,000 bid rejected.
Celtic are said to be closing in on the signing of Boli Bolingoli-Mbombi from Rapid Vienna, but doubts remain over Kieran Tierney’s future. A new left-sided defender is also likely to be on Rangers’ shortlist this summer.
TBR’s view – Taylor worth the risk for Celtic or Rangers
Taylor is certainly worth more than the £500,000 offered by Nuremburg, who could be tempted by Taylor after watching David Bates shine at Hamburger SV last season.
If Killie are to sell Taylor, a fee closer to the £1million mark is likely, but that should still remain a no-brainer for either Rangers or Celtic. The Hoops could do with Taylor if Tierney leaves, as back up to Bolingoli-Mbombo.
Meanwhile, Borna Barisic struggled last season and Steven Gerrard may want to replace him. No, Taylor does not have the calibre to become the Gers’ first-choice defender, but he could in a few years’ time.