Davis Hands In Request

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 progress."

Moyes made the highly rated youngster his top transfer priority last month, but was frustrated by Fulham's valuation of the player.

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 proved unsuccessful.

"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 understand that."

Related Tags

Season Ticket, Lounge or We Are Everton Member?

Login then click HERE to check out the latest exclusive content, including player features, classic highlights, interviews and more.

evertontv

View More
  • EVERTON FIRST-TEAM STARS JOIN ACADEMY DAY
    455
  • WATCH: UNDER-23S BEAT BRIGHTON TO CLINCH TITLE
  • FEENEY: TEAM SPIRIT SAW US THROUGH
    483
  • 'A GREAT NIGHT FOR THE FOOTBALL CLUB' - UNSWORTH AND FEENEY REFLECT ON TITLE WIN
    283
  • VIRGINIA 'PROUD' OF UNDER-23S SUCCESS
    156
  • BOWLER: UNDER-23S TITLE WIN MY BEST MOMENT
    354