A surprising report appears in the Sun today suggesting that new Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants ben Davies. They suggest our left-back has been put at the top of his wish list, maybe top of his left-back wish list. It is amazing the number of players who are top of a wish list according to our inventive press.
The theory is that Conte will want to switch to a three-man defence and Davies is seen as a player to fill the left side. He would increase their homegrown numbers and reduce ours. Is this why we were being linked with a German left-back during the summer?
It would be very doubtful if Mauricio Pochettino would be willing to let Davies go mid-season so if interest were firmed up into an attempt to sign him it would probably take place next summer. It the meantime it will be a case of seeing how the season pans out for the two sides.