If you ever believe what you read then Tottenham’s left back pursuit has switched targets this week with Chelsea’s Ryan Bertrand reinstated as number one priority. Meanwhile, the fact that Spurs seem to have moved on from Ben Davies might just have been confirmed by the Swansea Chairman.
“There’s a lot of speculation about Ben at the moment, as there is with a lot of players at this time of year,” said Huw Jenkins.
“There was an initial interest from Tottenham, but there has been nothing since.”
First claims suggested that Spurs had offered £8m for Davies’ services while his current employers were holding out for £12m. Talks of a possible £10m – meet in the middle – deal then started doing the rounds before further complicated transactions involving a number of Spurs and Swansea players were mooted.
It’s always impossible to know which stories are real and which are fictitious but the fact that there has been silence on the Ben Davies deal might suggest that this should also be filed along with the rest of the non-starters.