BEN DAVIES could reportedly be in line for an Anfield exit with Celtic keen on the Liverpool center-back. And the former Preston North End player could leave Merseyside without playing a single game for the Premier League giants.
The Daily Mail claims the Scottish Premiership runners-up were close to agreeing a £ 2 million deal for Cumbria-born Ake in January.
This was before his move was thwarted by a surprise bid from Jurgen Klopp.
Preston accepted a £500,000 fee plus add-ons for his star, rising to around £1.6m.
However, Davies appears to have fallen down the starting pecking order at Anfield alongside other players including Joel Matip, Fabinho, and Nathaniel Williams.
And it is believed that the player, 25, will be pushed further away from a starting spot as Virgil van Dijk battles his way back from injury.
Davies, who signed a long-term deal for the Premier League champions, played his latest game for his old team in January.
And it lost 1-0 to second-tier rivals Sheffield Wednesday.
The Mail claim that Liverpool would be looking to make a decent profit if they were to sell the former Deep Deal player.
And it is reported that Championship club Bournemouth and a number of English sides are interested in the center-back.
Scott Parker appears to be looking to bring the player to Dean Court on a season-long loan.
And Danish champions Midtjylland are reportedly eyeing the player as a potential addition to their defensive ranks.
The club’s new manager, Ange Postecologou, is believed to be eager to bolster his squad ahead of the Champions League qualifiers on July 20.
Davies began his career as a senior Preston player in 2013, making 145 appearances for the team in all competitions before leaving the club in January.
The former Championship player claims Liverpool could still be seen as Van Dijk’s back-up if the Holland star’s recovery is delayed.