Preston’s Ben Davies was rumoured to be interesting Newcastle with a view to a January move, but a new report claims Wolves are now keen on launching a £10 million raid.

The 24-year-old centre-back has caught the eye with some very impressive displays for Alex Neil’s Championship side, which has helped them rise to the pinnacle of the table.

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He missed the last couple of games through injury, but it has not stopped some Premier League sides plotting their moves for the Englishman.

Wolves’ interest in a central defender has become more urgent, due to the broken leg suffered by their current defender Willy Boly, and the report claims the Midlands side have scouted Davies in recent weeks.

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Newcastle were said to be interested, but it was Graham Potter’s Brighton who were thought to be leading the chase at the start of October, and they have again been credited with an interest in the latest update.


Newcastle do not need another centre-back

It would be a big surprise if Steve Bruce was considering bringing another centre-back to the club, given it is the strongest area of the squad in terms of depth.

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If Bruce was looking at central defenders, it could mean he was considering moving out a couple of the fringe players, likely to be Ciaran Clark and Federico Fernandez.

But with Clark in fine form since his recall, and Fernandez playing so well when called upon at West Ham, as well as both players getting on the score-sheet, Bruce may be changing his mind.

There are definitely additions to certain areas needed in January, but in our opinion, centre-back is definitely not one of them.

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