VAUXHALL Motors and Chester City look to be on a collision course over the future of striker Paul Taylor.
The 21-year-old is part-way through a six-month loan from Motors to Chester. An agreement is in place for Taylor to sign permanently for City in a five-figure deal in January – but that now looks to be in doubt after he fell into disciplinary trouble with the League Two side.
Press reports over the weekend claimed that Taylor’s contract had been terminated after he failed to turn up for Saturday’s match at Gillingham. It was the third time this season that he had failed to provide a satisfactory explanation for pulling out of a game.
Vauxhall, however, insist the deal between Motors and City is watertight and the transfer must still go through in January.
Motors vice-chairman Steve McInerney said: “We have a document which has been seen by the FA and our legal advisor and they say it is binding.
“Chester have agreed to pay us for the permanent transfer of Paul Taylor’s registration in January and that deal stands. While he has been on loan with Chester, the club has had every right to hand out warnings for his behaviour, but before it got to this stage I would have expected them to contact us.
“We were very concerned to read in the local press that Chester had attempted to end the deal as they had not contacted us at any stage beforehand.”
The striker incurred the wrath of Chester boss Simon Davies after getting a third party to phone in sick for him on three separate occasions, most recently as the team was boarding the bus for Gillingham on Friday.