Preston could receive huge boost as West Ham reportedly near Craig Dawson deal

Preston North End have just a few more days to hang on to key players, with the domestic deadline coming up this Friday.

A host of players have attracted interest, but centre back Ben Davies currently looks like being the most in-demand player ahead of Friday.

The Sheffield Star report that Sheffield United are keen on Davies, but the £10million asking price was scaring the Blades off.

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According to The Sunday Mirror (11/10, p73), West Ham United have joined the race, with David Moyes well aware of his quality.

Davies is out of contract at the end of the season, meaning he may well go in 2021, but Preston want him to at least see out the campaign.

Moyes has raided Preston in the past by luring Jordan Hugill to West Ham in 2018, and now fancies repeating the trick by landing Davies.

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However, he may only be a backup option for West Ham given that Watford defender Craig Dawson is now expected to join the Hammers this week.

The Guardian claim that Dawson is likely to sign for West Ham this week in a deal worth £4million at most, which is a fraction of Preston’s asking price for Davies.

It seems hard to imagine that West Ham will sign both Dawson and Davies, so this new development surrounding Dawson presents a real boost for North End and their hopes of keeping Davies beyond the transfer deadline.

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