As Antonio Conte continues to push on with Chelsea’s transfer business, The Sun say that the Blues could target Everton’s teenage midfielder Tom Davies. The 19-year-old made his debut in 2015 but became a regular last season under Ronald Koeman as a key man in his midfield. Now, he is attracting attention in the transfer market.
What would Davies bring to Stamford Bridge?
It is not immediately clear where Davies would fit into the Chelsea midfield. His vision and creativity have been his two major attributes at Chelsea. That has allowed him to play through balls and make great runs in behind, adding another dimension to his side’s attack.
The England youth international also does more than his fair share of defensive work off the ball. Happy to mark and drop deep when required, he is a fearless tackler and has no reluctance to get stuck in.
He would also add youth to a squad that is severely lacking in homegrown talent. With British players crucial for squad registration purposes, both domestically and in Europe, he would be a valuable addition to Conte’s squad.
Is a move likely?
It is hard to imagine that the Toffees would let their starlet go easily. The club have no financial obligation to sell and are looking to build an ambitious new project. Having already lost Romelu Lukaku, they would be even more reluctant to part ways with another valuable player.
For Davies, too, it seems unlikely that he would want to force the move. He is getting regular game time at Goodison Park and is becoming a key part of Ronald Koeman’s plans for the years ahead. A move to Stamford Bridge would see him lose that, and likely face a role on the bench, at best.