Blades to bag Davis
By Paul Higham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Preston have finally accepted a bid from Sheffield United for Claude Davis.
Preston have finally accepted a bid from Sheffield United for defender Claude Davis which could rise up to £3 million.
Blades boss Neil Warnock has been keen to add the Jamaican stopper to his squad for their forthcoming season in The Premiership.
North End had already turned down a couple of bids but, after the player himself said that he would like to move to Bramall Lane, The Lillywhites have now accepted a United bid.
Deepdale chairman Derek Shaw said that the higher bids triggered a clause in Davis' contract which allowed him to talk to Premiership sides.
Shaw says that the deal for 27-year-old Davis, who only signed a new deal back in January, was a good one for both the player and the club.
"This is a deal the club could not afford to turn down," Shaw told the club website.
"It's a very good deal for Preston and gives Claude the opportunity to go to the Premiership, which is what he has wanted all of his career.
"Once bids for Claude reached a certain level, it triggered a clause in his contract allowing him to speak to Premiership clubs.
"This is very good business and will release funds for the new manager to strengthen the squad again."