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Rumour Mongering: Celtic Still Want Newly Arrived Liverpool Defender

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Despite signing for the Reds in January, Celtic haven’t given up on the idea of bringing in Ben Davies in the summer.

Liverpool Training Session Photo by Andrew Powell/Liverpool FC via Getty Images

Liverpool’s signing of Ben Davies from Preston North End on the final day of the January transfer window came as a blow to Celtic, who had the 25-year-old centre half as one of their top summer targets.

However, with the player having yet to make a Liverpool appearance, reports out of Scotland claim the Premiership side now believe they may yet have a chance to bring him in at the end of the season.

That’s today’s story from Football Insider, at least, who claim that Celtic still have a “close eye” on the defender and have taken note of the fact six weeks after signing he has yet to see the pitch for the Reds.

However, it may be worth noting Davies’ potential integration at Liverpool was likely hindered by the player picking up an injury shortly after his arrival and he has only recently rejoined team training.

In the meantime, though, Ozan Kabak and Nat Phillips appear to have gone some way at least towards establishing themselves as first choice defensive pairing, which could keep Davies’ chances limited.

Depending on how things play out, then, and what the Reds do in the market in the summer, it’s not entirely unreasonable to think the player might be available despite having only signed in January.