Taylor bid rejected

Last updated : 07 December 2002 By Martyn Elliott

Sir Bobby was impressed by the Geordie defender when he scored twice against us in our 5-2 defeat at Ewood Park and decided to make a big money offer for the young star.

But understandably Graeme Souness is keen to hang on to Taylor.

Souness said: "I got a call last week from an extremely well known Premiership manager inquiring if Martin was available.

"There's no chance, he will not be leaving this club. He has signed a new contract and we think he's got potential and obviously other people do too. We feel he has a chance of being a top player."

Taylor’s view on the potential move is unknown.