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Liverpool and Tottenham Battle for Left Back

Liverpool are reported to have had an £8M bid for Swansea's Ben Davies rejected while Tottenham have had a £10M bid accepted as the two clubs fight for another player.

Stu Forster

With Liverpool abandoning the chase for Alberto Moreno and moving on to other players, Swansea's Ben Davies has emerged as Brendan Rodgers' new top fullback target. To that end, the club are widely reported to have made an £8M bid for him—and to have had that bid rejected.

It is believed this won't deter the club in their pursuit of Davies, and that they will return with an increased offer. There's only two problems. First is Huw Jenkens, Swansea's owner. He made life difficult for Liverpool in their chase of Joe Allen and is reported to be upset over their interest in Wilfried Bony.

Second are reports in the Telegraph suggesting Swansea have accepted a £10M bid from Tottneham for the 21-year-old left back. After a few years where Spurs have looked the more appealing target, though, this year it's Liverpool who seem placed to win out in any head-to-head fight for players.

But they'll still need to act fast. And to hope that Jenkens' bitterness over Bony doesn't lead to him holding out for a higher fee from Liverpool reminiscent of the club's failed attempts to buy Clint Dempsey from Fulham that so enraged that club they turned around and sold him to Spurs for a lower price.

With two clubs having launched bids for Davies, though—who Tottenham were chasing before Liverpool moved on from Moreno—at least we should know shortly if Liverpool will have to move on to their third target at left back.

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