Celtic are looking to seal a late January deal for long-term target Ben Davies.

That’s according to Sky Sports reporter Anthony Joseph, who claimed that the Hoops are looking to bring the 25-year-old to Parkhead on a permanent deal this month.

Joseph claimed that Celtic contacted Preston today to inform them pre-contract talks were progressing well with the centre-back and are now looking to push through a January transfer.

The Championship side want between £2m and £2.5m for Davies, with Bournemouth also keen.

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With Bournemouth also thought to be interested in Davies, we feel as if the Hoops’ decision to look for an immediate deal is a smart one.

They’ve been keen on the left-footed centre-back since the summer, so losing out to the Cherries late in the winter window could be a huge blow.

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Bringing in Davies now will also give him time to settle in at Glasgow ahead of a first full campaign, where he could replace loanee Shane Duffy in the heart of the defence.

It remains to be seen if the club will get a deal over the line, but with over 100 Championship games under his belt, Davies could be the first part of a defensive rebuild for the Hoops.