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Report: Sheffield United remain keen on Preston defender Ben Davies

Sheffield United are said to be back in the mix to sign Preston North End defender, Ben Davies.

That is according to Sky Sports, who claim United are keen on revisiting their interest from the summer in the impressive Davies.

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Chris Wilder is keen on landing a new defender in January and has admitted he needs deals doing quickly at the beginning of the window.

Davies, who is out of contract this summer, could be seen as either a loan option with a view to permanent, or a cheap permanent buy for Wilder to solve his defensive issue caused by Jack O’Connell’s injury.

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Celtic have previously been linked with Davies, while Preston did value him at around £10m in the summer. However, the valuation will have dipped now given no new deal has been agreed.

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Marcos Rojo of Manchester United is another who the Blades are said to be taking a keen interest in, along with Sampdoria’s Omar Colley.

A solid addition, Davies would slot straight in

There’d be no messing about with Davies if we do sign him. He’d be straight into the team and filling the void of O’Connell.

Left-footed, full blooded, yet comfortable in possession, on paper, Davies seems the ideal signing.

The big question will be if we can get the deal over the line in to suit all parties. Davies might fancy a nice payday come the summer, while Preston will be reluctant to loan him out if he’s going to leave anyway.

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