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Report: Sheffield United to push again to sign Ben Davies from Liverpool

Sheffield United could push again to try and sign Liverpool defender Ben Davies, with the former Preston man set to depart Anfield without playing a game.

The Sun have claimed that the Blades will reignite their past interest in Davies. United wanted the left-footed defender last year when Chris Wilder was still in charge.

However, Davies signed for the Reds in what was seen as a move he simply couldn’t turn down. But he’s yet to make an appearance, and the signing of Ibrahima Konate this summer has pushed him further down the ladder.

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United’s new manager, Slavisa Jokanovic, is eager to push on with new signings this week. Davies fits the bill, given his ability to play on the left of the defence and his Championship experience.

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A loan move could be likely for Davies. However, Liverpool could also consider cash offers, with the former Preston man unlikely to get any playing time.

He has a contract on Merseyside until 2025. That, of course, puts the Reds in a strong position in terms of his value.

Ideal signing

In terms of defenders that fit what Sheffield United are looking for, Ben Davies ticks so many boxes.

Left-footed, a good age, plenty of Championship experience, and chomping at the bit to get playing again. Those are just a few of the things that make Davies the ideal capture.

There was a reason Chris Wilder want him as well. He’s clearly someone Paul Mitchell likes, and has been on our agenda for some time.

Where Wilder failed in getting Davies over the line, Jokanovic could well convince the Liverpool man otherwise now.

Crucially, Davies also improves the first XI. With Jack O’Connell out again, he’s an upgrade on Jack Robinson, although the former Forest man did look good towards the end of last season.

In a nutshell, if this is a deal that’s available, then the Blades need to swoop quickly.

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