Lee Bowyer believes Lyle Taylor will be a Charlton player until the end of the season.

With the forwards contract up in six months and the 29-year-old failing to sign an improved deal offered to him last month, the club revealed they will listen to offers for their star man.

There were bids in the summer for the 29-year-old, believed to be up to £4million from Brentford that were all rejected by then owner Roland Duchatelet, and it’s thought that clubs would make a move for the prolific marksman this month, although Bowyer remains confident he’ll remain an Addick.

“It’s guesswork,” said Bowyer.

“But if you ask my honest opinion, I don’t think he’ll go but football is a lot of things.

“I dint think Conor (Gallagher) would go.

“You can’t control it.”

The Montserrat international’s season has been plagued by a knee ligament injury sustained on international duty in September.

Up until then he’d netted five goals in six games, proving he’s more than capable at Championship level.

Currently side-lined with a hamstring strain, Taylor hasn’t featured since the 1-0 defeat to Swansea over the festive period.

Despite being off the pitch, out of the headlines, and therefore the shop window, Bowyer believes that if clubs were interested, his injury wouldn’t deter them from landing the former Wimbledon man.

“I don’t think you can forget about Lyle,” he continued.

“Everyone knows what he brings to us.

“But everyone will be doing their own business, there might be bids at the end of window.

“It’s all guesswork, you can’t forget what Lyle is, he’s a good player.

“Teams like us want good players.

“We don’t know if they’ll come in for him, but Lyle is a good player and that’s a fact.”