Sunday newspaper claims Preston have rejected £5m Bournemouth bid for Ben Davies

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We’ve all been dealing with the Daniel Johnson rumours over the last 48 hours – and there’s now another exit rumour to worry about.

Rangers are keen to take Johnson to Ibrox in a £2million move, with Steven Gerrard’s men hoping for a bargain deal given that he is out of contract next summer.

Johnson missed Saturday’s 1-0 defeat to Swansea City and looks set to leave, and another play out of contract next summer is being linked away.

PRESTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 12: Preston North End’s Ben Davies during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Swansea City at Deepdale on September 12, 2020 in Preston, England. (Photo by Kevin Barnes – CameraSport via Getty Images)

The Sunday Mirror (13/09, p63) report that Bournemouth have made a £5million bid for centre back Ben Davies.

The report claims that Preston have rejected the bid as they want £10million, double what the Cherries have put on the table.

We did hear from one source on Friday that Bournemouth had offered £3million, with Preston standing firm whatever the opening bid was worth.

PRESTON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 12: Preston North End’s Ben Davies during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Swansea City at Deepdale on September 12, 2020 in Preston, England. (Photo by Kevin Barnes – CameraSport via Getty Images)

Bournemouth sold Nathan Ake to Manchester City over the summer, so they need a left-footed centre back – and having raked in around £80million for Ake, Aaron Ramsdale and Callum Wilson, they have money to spend.

This will be a real fear for Preston, as Davies is another player who can leave for absolutely nothing come the end of the season.

After a summer of inactivity, Preston really can’t afford to start losing key players towards the end of the window, and there could be some troubling weeks ahead at Deepdale.

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