Brighton and Hove Albion are already eyeing up potential January signings, with Preston defender Ben Davies the latest to be linked with a move to the Amex Stadium.
The 24-year-old has been a regular for the Lancashire based outfit this season as they have made a surprisingly bright start to the Championship season, sitting in the top six as things stand currently.
However, that form has attracted admiring glances from Seagulls manager Graham Potter, with the Sun reporting that Brighton could be set to make a £10m move for Davies.
Davies has appeared ten times for Alex Neil’s men this term as he has cemented himself as a regular at Deepdale.
The defender has steadily made a name for himself under Neil and was a regular in the defence last season as he made 40 appearances across the course of the campaign. According to WhoScored, he’s averaged 0.9 interceptions and 3.9 clearances a game this season, which would rank him 10th and joint second in the Seagulls’ squad for those metrics.
Brighton have not been shy when it comes to splashing the cash on Championship players, with Graham Potter using the summer window to spend over £20m on Bristol City defender, Adam Webster.
Webster has been a regular this season with Shane Duffy out injured, but it would appear that Potter is looking to strengthen the ranks even further with a move for Davies.
Potter has already shown he trusts Championship talent, with the signing of Webster just one of the players he brought in from the second tier alongside former Brentford man, Neal Maupay.
Davies has been excellent for Preston, and they won’t want to sell, but much like with Callum Robinson in the summer, there is every chance they might cash in if the right bid comes in.
Brighton are an established Premier League club now, so it’s a smart enough move for Davies to look to make.
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