Prem sides in Davies dialogue
By Tom Adams
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Luton chairman Bill Tomlins has spoken to Premiership clubs about Curtis Davies.Curtis Davies' future at Luton looks to be increasingly uncertain after Hatters chairman Bill Tomlins admitted that the club have received enquiries from Premiership clubs regarding the star stopper.
The 20-year-old has a burgeoning reputation in the Football League and has looked assured in The Championship after being named League One Player of the Year last season.
Premiership clubs have been attracted by his composed displays against the likes of Andy Johnson and Tomlins has now conceded that, given the interest in Davies, manager Mike Newell could be losing his most promising player before the transfer deadline.
The Luton supremo says he will not stand in the way of Davies should dialogue with the top-flight teams prove successful.
"If a Premiership club bids for Curtis, why would I stop him from leaving? If you force a player to stay, he becomes unhappy," said Tomlins.
"Some Premiership clubs have made enquiries about him, and Mike Newell and I have been talking to our respective counterparts at those clubs."
Davies has already indicated his desire to test himself on a bigger stage, as well as outlining the benefits that a cash windfall would bring to a Hatters side lacking in Championship squad depth.
Fulham and Birmingham are reportedly keen admirers of the impressive stopper, and a sizeable cash injection would allow Newell to attempt to sustain the side's tremendous early season form with some new arrivals.
However, Tomlins is presently more concerned with the ability of the club to hold onto players such as Kevin Nicholls and Ahmet Brkovic who have proved so crucial in guiding the side to first place in The Championship.
"Our hardest task this season will be to hang onto some of our best players," Tomlins insisted.