Tottenham Hotspur have reportedly been asked to raise their offer if they are really keen on signing Ben Davies from Swansea City in the ongoing transfer window.
Newly appointed Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino had earmarked the 21-year-old as his first choice left-back for the upcoming campaign. They were initially believed to have tabled an £8m bid last week and reports suggested that the Welsh club had accepted the offer.
But the Daily Mail claims that Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins decided to block the move over the weekend as they value the Welsh international at £12m. Davies' move to White Hart Lane appears to currently be in jeopardy but the north London outfit are hoping to quickly reach an agreement to acquire his services.
The report even states that the left-back was due to arrive at the club's Enfield training ground on Monday to discuss personal terms. But Garry Monk's side seem determined not to allow their first-team player to leave for a price lower than that of their valuation.
Although the negotiations seem to be deadlocked, the former Southampton boss is duly impressed by Davies' performances last season and remains interested in signing him while the Spurs are trying to revive negotiations.
Meanwhile, a report from the Telegraph suggests that the Spurs are ready to make an improved offer of £10m and are keen on sorting out Davies' future before the weekend.
Despite the uncertainty over his transfer, Monk seems to have already planned for life with or without Davies' name on his team-sheet. The Welsh club have already signed highly-rated 19-year-old left-back Stephen Kingsley from Scottish side Falkirk.
The 35-year-old former centre-back was appointed permanently as Michael Laudrup's successor in April. He revealed his excitement about beginning his career in a new role at the Liberty Stadium.
"It's an exciting time. Pre-season is always hard because its where you build up your fitness and togetherness, but it is good to see all the boys come back looking well and we're all really looking forward to it," Monk told Swansea's official website.
"Hopefully all the boys had a good summer, they rested well and are ready to go again for the new season."
"I've done various pre-season programmes over the years with different managers and everyone has different ways of doing things. But it's a massive change and I'll go about my job how I think it should be done. If it means extra planning and extra work then so be it," he concluded.