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Update shared as Sheffield United & Celtic weigh up transfer swoop for EFL defender



Preston have offered a contract to Ben Davies as they hope to keep the defender at the club amid interest from Sheffield United and Celtic.

The 25-year-old, who has missed the past month or so with injury, has been outstanding for North End over the years but it’s unclear where his long-term future lies.

Davies’ deal expires in the summer of 2021, meaning the January window is the last chance for Preston to get a fee for the player if he won’t sign a new contract.

Yorkshire Live have revealed that a new deal is on the table for the centre-back and they state that if he signs, it will ‘kill off’ interest from the Blades.

Whilst they could still look to agree a fee with Preston for Davies, the reality is that he would command a much bigger fee if he has years to run on his deal.

The same would surely apply to Celtic. The Glasgow giants are allowed to discuss terms with the defender in the New Year and he could sign a pre-contract to move north of the border if he wished.

The verdict

It’s no surprise that Preston have moved to tie down Davies on a long-term contract as he is an important player.

Similarly, he will know that signing a new deal at Deepdale will realistically end his chances of securing a move away in the next two windows.

So, it’s a significant decision for Davies and if no agreement can be reached before January then you would imagine that Preston will be listening to offers as losing him for free would be a major blow.

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