Taylor doesn`t suit Saddlers
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Lee is eager to bolster his attacking options at The Bescot Stadium, particularly in the wake of David Zdrilic's decision to reject a new contract.
The Saddlers boss had been linked with a move for Taylor, who is being released by West Brom and is keen to stay in The Midlands.
But Lee admits that while he is an admirer of Taylor's talents and had previously attempted to sign the 36-year-old, he has other irons in the fire.
"I've got a lot of time for Bob Taylor and tried to get him on loan late last season," said Lee.
"He would have fitted the bill perfectly as another dimension for our squad up front.
"But now I am looking to put together a younger squad. I want to bring players in on two or even three-year contracts so we are not in the position of having to rebuild extensively every summer.
"I would never say never about signing Bob Taylor or any player because you never know in football. But I will be talking to two other strikers in the next week."
Meanwhile, back-up goalkeeper Gavin Ward has turned down the offer of a fresh contract at The Bescot Stadium.
The 32-year-old has snubbed the chance to stay with The Saddlers and will now be searching for a fresh club after just one season.