Chelsea are eyeing up a move for Tottenham Hotspur full-back Ben Davies when the transfer window reopens in January, according to ESPN.co.uk.
The 23-year-old impressed for Wales throughout their sensational run to the semi-finals of the European Championships in the summer, particularly excelling when manager Chris Coleman played him as part of a back three.
Despite this, the young defender has been unable to nail down a regular starting spot in Mauricio Pochettino’s Spurs team, although did start in Tottenham’s win at Middlesbrough last weekend and their disappointing defeat to Monaco in the Champions League two weeks ago, both at the expense of the injured Danny Rose.
The versatile defender appears to be interesting Chelsea boss Antonio Conte, who reportedly targeted the Welshman in the summer window but was unable to get a deal done.
His ability in a 3-5-2 will be of particular interest to the Italian, who used the same system to great success while in charge of Juventus, and may look to use the same system during his stint at Stamford Bridge.
It remains to be seen whether Davies does indeed make the move across London, although it seems unlikely that Tottenham would sell to a rival for both the title and the Champions League.
Nevertheless, signing Davies would definitely bolster Conte’s defensive options at Stamford Bridge as he looks get the Blues back into the top four after last season’s disappointing campaign.
His side have suffered defeats to Liverpool and Arsenal in recent weeks though, and will look to get back to winning ways when they travel to Hull City on Saturday.