Lyle Taylor was boss Lee Bowyer’s first signing after taking charge in 2018

Charlton have released top-scorer Lyle Taylor after the forward refused to agree a contract extension.

The 30-year-old has not played since the Championship resumed last month after being halted due to coronavirus.

Having scored 11 goals in 22 appearances this season, manager Lee Bowyer said Taylor did not want to jeopardise a “life-changing move”.

Taylor also scored 25 times last season as Charlton won promotion back to the Championship through the play-offs.

Long-serving right-back Chris Solly, 29, has also left the club after 18 years.

Having joined the club’s academy as an 11-year-old, Solly went on to make 313 appearances for the Addicks, scoring three times.

“I would like to wish Chris and Lyle the best,” Bowyer told the club website.