Tottenham Hotspur have agreed a fee with Swansea City for left-back Ben Davies, according to a report in the Telegraph.
The London club have supposedly reached a £10million agreement with the Welsh club for Davies’ services just hours after it was confirmed that they had rejected an £8million bid from Liverpool.
Spurs have been consistently linked with Davies this summer, before Liverpool emerged as leading candidates to claim his signature this week. The 21-year-old is set to miss Swansea’s friendly with Chivas Guadalajara tonight as speculation surrounding his future increases.
The report also suggests that Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers is weighing up a return bid for Davies, after it seemed a fee nearer to £12million would likely secure Swansea’s agreement.
Liverpool’s interest in the Welsh international stems from their reported unwillingness to match the £18million price-tag for Sevilla left-back Alberto Moreno. The Reds are understood to have been put off by the hefty asking fee, and will instead pursue Davies as the cheaper, younger option.
Tottenham’s accepted bid could force Liverpool to come back with a better bid, with the report also suggesting that Swansea would rather sell to Spurs as they look to re-sign former midfielder Gylfi Sigurdsson.
Davies has proved a consistent performer for Swansea over the last two seasons, as he has cemented down the left-back role after fending off competition from Neil Taylor. Davies, with his strong discipline and willingness to bomb forward, has made him one of the most sought after young defenders in the Premier League.
The possibility of Champions League football next season would surely appeal more to the youngster than the prospect of the Europa League, but he must first wait to see whether Liverpool come back with an improved offer.