The Wellington Phoenix are close to signing Polish midfielder Michał Kopczyński, according to reports from Poland.

Polish website sport.pl reports that the Phoenix have made an offer for Kopczyński and that the 26-year-old midfielder will be allowed to leave his club Legia Warsaw.

Kopczyński made 17 appearances for the Ekstraklasa club last season.

Mark Rudan's first signing as Wellington Phoenix coach was confirmed on Tuesday, securing former Newcastle United defender Steven Taylor.

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"Steven is a significant signing for the football club in what we are trying to create," said Rudan.

"He brings a huge amount of experience and strong leadership.

"We expect Steven to be a success on and off the park."