Meulensteen prepared to wait on Fulham's bid for Taylor

The London side have lodged an offer for the Swansea City left-back, reportedly in the region of £4 million, with the Dutchman insisting he has the quality to play in the top four
Fulham boss Rene Meulensteen is prepared to play the waiting game in his pursuit of Swansea City defender Neil Taylor.

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Meulensteen has confirmed that the London club have lodged a bid for the Wales international, who has failed to regain his place in the Swansea side since recovering from a serious knee injury.

Ben Davies has established himself at left-back in Michael Laudrup's side and Taylor has become frustrated with a lack of first-team football, with a reported offer of £4m made for the London side.

Meulensteen revealed that Taylor caught his eye when he was on the coaching staff at Manchester United and the Dutchman is determined to get his man.

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

"I rate him. 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."