David Moyes' top transfer target Sean Davis has submitted an
official transfer request to Fulham.
Previously Chris Coleman had insisted that the only way he would
allow the talented 23-year-old to leave would be if he put his
desire to quit in writing.
The Fulham boss even made the midfielder his captain for a
handful of pre-season games, but it now it seems certain that
Davis' future lies away from London.
"Sean Davis handed in a written transfer request to Chris
Coleman citing his ambition to 'further his career' as his
reason to want to leave Fulham," said a statement on the
club's Official Website.
"Chris is obviously saddened by the request as he believes
that Sean had a huge future at the Club and that his career
prospects would have been considerably enhanced playing for Fulham
in a pivotal role.
"The Club is now considering its options in light of this
news and will of course keep all fans informed of any
Moyes made the highly rated youngster his top transfer priority
last month, but was frustrated by Fulham's valuation of the
Everton had an undisclosed bid for Davis rejected by the
Cottagers who insisted they wouldn't let their man leave for
less than £7 million.
Davis' decision to hand in a transfer request could alert
Moyes to make a renewed bid for the player, but the Blues could
face stiff competition from Middlesbrough.
Steve McClaren has money to spend on new players and is on the
lookout for a new midfield star but so far his attempts to sign
David Dunn, Brett Emerton and Geremi on a permanent basis have
"The team is good but the squad needs strengthening and
Sean Davis is a player I admire," said McClaren.
"Fulham don't really want to sell him and I can