Cambridge to hold Venus talks
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 36-year-old is out of contract after being released by Town at the end of last season and with Taylor keen to add a central defender to his Division Three squad, both he and Venus will discuss a possible deal this week.
Venus reportedly has options to consider and came to The U's to keep up his fitness levels last week.
Taylor expects to have an answer from the veteran defender when they meet, hoping Venus will choose to stay with the club for the new season.
"I will probably know Mark's decision by Thursday afternoon," Taylor told the club's official website.
"We trained today but I had one or two other things to tie up and there's no deadline, as we know, so we'll speak tomorrow (Friday)."
The Cambridge United boss is also considering a move for unsettled Exeter City winger James Coppinger.
Coppinger is keen to leave The Grecians after they were relegated to The Conference last season and Taylor is also wanting a wide man to add to his squad.
"The lad (Coppinger) is one we've had a look at, and a wide player will be the priority after we've signed a centre back," Taylor told Cambridge News Online.