By Richard Parks
In-demand Aston Villa striker Keinan Davis has turned down the club’s initial offer of a new contract, Football Insider sources understand.
Davis has been a revelation for Villa this season after establishing himself in Steve Bruce’s starting XI with a string of fine performances.
The 19-year-old has scored two goals in eight Championship appearances for Villa and his introduction into the first-team has coincided with an upturn in Villa’s fortunes.
The likes of Manchester United, Arsenal and Everton are all interested in Davis after sending scouts to watch the player score in Villa’s recent win at Burton Albion.
Villa are aware of the growing interest in Davis and have moved to try and reward the player for his progress into the first-team with a new contract, but a well-placed source has told Football Insider that the initial offer has been rejected by the player.
Villa are expected to come back with an improved contract offer in an attempt to to secure his long-term future as they would be loathe to lose their prize asset when the transfer window reopens in January.
Davis joined Villa in 2015 from non-league side Biggleswade Town after impressing in a friendly game between the two clubs.
The England Under-20 international has worked his way up from Villa’s youth sides into the first-team and his progress has not gone unnoticed among clubs higher up the football pyramid.
In other Aston Villa transfer news, the club have secured the terms of a playmaker transfer.