Brentford boss Thomas Frank suggested their pursuit of Charlton forward may well be over in a interview that will ease Addicks fans.

The Bees were thought to be ready to re-ignite their interest in taking the 29-year-old to Griffin Park this month after seeing multiple summer bids rejected for Charlton’s star man.

Speaking after his side’s 1-0 FA Cup Third Round win over Stoke City at the weekend, the Brentford boss hailed the impressive start new signing Halil Dervisolgu has already had in West London and that another striker may not be necessary, especially with his BMW -Said Benrahma, Bryan Mbeumo and Ollie Watkins, all firing.

“Honestly I’m in a little bit of doubt signing a new striker,” he said.

“We know Halil is a good player and he showed we can use him.

“Hopefully can Ollie Watkins can keep going like he has and there is no problem, and obviously we know Bryan Mbeumo can play there too.”

Following the 20-year-old’s debut, Frank suggested he was interested in continuing the development of the Turkish youth international who joined up with the squad this month after signing from Sparta Rotterdam in the summer.

“I’d like to see him playing with the normal starting 10 players,” Frank continued.

“I think Halil needs to do very well to knock Ollie out of the team but I think he can be an impact player quite soon.

“He showed why we signed him; smooth movement, nice turns, nice touch, the way he was gliding past his opponent.

“I’m 100% sure when he is playing more minutes with his team-mates they will find him more and he will understand the game more. I think he showed he is an interesting player.”

It was reported that Charlton rejected bids of up to £4million for Taylor in the summer transfer window despite the forward’s contract being up at the end of the current season.

Taylor rejected a new contract in late 2019 from previous owner Roland Duchatelet but under new owners, East Street Investments, there is expected to be more negotiations to extend the former AFC Wimbledon man’s stay at The Valley.