Lennon Provides New Update On Celtic’s Attempts To Secure Deal For 2.5M Rated Defender

Lennon Provides New Update On Celtic’s Attempts To Secure Deal For 2.5M Rated Defender

Celtic manager Neil Lennon has said that the club are not close to signing Preston North End defender Ben Davies, reports Radio Clyde‘s Sports Editor Alison Conroy:

It is believed that the Hoops are poised to secure the 25-year-old on a pre-contract agreement, ahead of a free transfer next summer when the centre-back’s current deal expires.

However, reports in recent days have suggested that Celtic want to sign Davies this month with the Scottish champions having opened talks about a transfer in the lead up to Monday’s transfer deadline.

Preston are said to be demanding between £2m to £2.5m for the player, and it remains to be seen whether the two sides can come to an agreement regarding a transfer fee.

English Championship side Bournemouth are also thought to be interested in snapping up Davies so there could be a battle for the defender’s signature before deadline day.