Reported Sheffield United target, Ben Davies, is now wanted in Scotland by Celtic, with the Bhoys eyeing a January move for the defender.
The Examiner claimed this month that Davies, 25, was on the list of potential defensive targets for Chris Wilder, although a £10m asking-price eventually put an end to any hopes United had of landing the left-footer.
And now, Football Insider claims that Celtic are looking at Davies ahead of a potential January move, with the report claiming a cut-price deal could be on the cards.
The Preston star has become one of the most consistent and reliable performers in the Championship. Comfortable at centre-half or at left-back, it was easy to see why Chris Wilder identified him as a potential replacement for the injured Jack O’Connell.
Davies’ deal expires in the summer of 2021. And with little sign of a new contract being signed, he could well be tempted to try his hand north of the border with Neil Lennon’s side.
We should join the race if a cheap deal is available
January will be an interesting one for all involved at Sheffield United. Having just splashed out over £50m once again in the summer, it remains to be seen if we’ll have any funds left to play with.
But given our start and that January is only a few months away, we might well have to dip into the market.
Davies was probably too much of a risk at £10m. But if Preston drop that valuation and we can get him at a snip, then he’d definitely be a good signing both for the present and into the future.
Certainly one for us to keep an eye on anyway as we head into January.