Bournemouth Eye £3m Signing of Hull Defender Curtis Davies

Bournemouth are currently looking to complete a potential £3m signing of Hull City’s Curtis Davies in a move that would see the defender back in the Premier League, according to reports. Davies, who is currently sidelined with a calf problem, is believed to be one of Eddie Howe’s top transfer targets.

The Cherries have struggled to keep clean sheets since their promotion last season, conceding a miserable 25 goals so far in this campaign, second only to Sunderland’s 26. As a result, Howe will look to strengthen his defensive options with Davies’ experience being a key factor.

The 30-year-old has previously represented West Bromwich Albion, Aston Villa, Birmingham City and current club Hull City in the top flight. A reported £3m fee would be enough to tempt Hull, who would re-coup the £2.5m fee they paid Birmingham for Davies’ services in 2013.

Davies had been the subject of previous transfer speculation in the summer, after Steve Bruce’s side had suffered relegation last season. The defender eventually stayed at The KC Stadium, but struggled to get in the side at the start of the campaign. Davies went on to regain his place alongside Michael Dawson, as The Tigers continue their assault on The Championship.

Hull could look to cash in on the former Under-21 international should he decide not to sign a new contract offer, with his current terms expiring at the end of the season.