Lee Bowyer revealed he will have talks with Lyle Taylor regarding his Charlton contract situation.

Taylor’s contract is up at the end of the season and it was reported that the deadline set by the club to sign a new improved contract had expired, prompting owners East Street Investments to announce they would have to consider bids for their striker.

Bowyer, who signed a three-year deal to stay at The Valley on Tuesday confirmed he will have discussions with Taylor after the weekend, claiming he was unsure whether his contract signing may have swayed the former Wimbledon man to stay.

“There was a good contract for Lyle, and he didn’t want to sign it, but he did say something regarding myself, so I may be jumping the gun, it may make a difference, I don’t know,” Bowyer said.

“I’ll have to speak to him after the weekend.

“The players will have a couple of days off now, they deserve it, then I’ll speak to him (Lyle) after that and see where his head’s at.

“But Lyle loves it here.

“You’ve seen what he did today (Tuesday against Fulham) when he came on.

“Every time he plays he gives 100%.

“Whether he signs or not he will give 100% every time he’s on that pitch.

“I hope signs, I hope he stays, because he’s a very very good striker.”

Taylor was subject to multiple bids in the summer from Brentford, which the club rejected, and following his refusal to sign a new deal, more bids are expected this month.