Millwall star set to move after contract dispute

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Millwall chairman John Berylson has revealed that Chris Taylor is likely to leave the club this summer after failing to sign a contract.

The managerless club set Taylor a deadline of Monday afternoon to finalise details of a two-year deal, however, the 26-year-old told the club, via his agent, that he would not be taking that offer up.

The ex-Oldham Athletic player had been set to sign a new deal last week, until Kenny Jackett's shock resignation on Tuesday halted discussions.

Berylson has said to reporters: "I'm sorry to see him go because he was a very fine player and a Millwall type. I liked him but it's over. The fact that he's gone means that our new manager has more funds, which isn't a terrible thing either.

"There are plusses and minuses here. We have lost Chris, that's a negative, but the positive is our new manager will have more wiggle room in his budget.

"I knew he wanted to wait and see who the new manager was and I am in no hurry to make an appointment. I wasn't going to make that decision in order to get Chris to sign.

"I was not surprised when he chose not to sign - it may only have been 50-50 if he knew who the new manager was. Giving him that option would have put us in a funny position." 

Blackburn Rovers are now in pole position to sign the winger.

Taylor has made 26 appearances this season, and scored three goals, after signing a one-year deal on a free transfer in May 2012.

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