Liverpool’s Ben Davies poised to join Rangers after Bassey heads for Ajax

The Liverpool defender Ben Davies is poised to join Rangers for about £4m to replace Calvin Bassey, who is signing for Ajax.

Davies moved to Liverpool from Preston in February 2021 as cover when Jürgen Klopp was enduring an injury crisis in defence but has not made an appearance and spent last season on loan at Sheffield United.

Bassey travelled to Amsterdam on Sunday for a medical after agreeing a contract to 2026 with an option for a further season. Rangers are to receive an initial €22m (£18.7m), plus up to €5m in add-ons, and have a clause that will bring them about 10% of any money from a future sale.

Leeds are preparing to announce the signing of Sonny Perkins after the attacking midfielder left West Ham at the end of his contract.

The 18-year-old, who can also play as a striker, made three appearances for West Ham last season and scored 12 goals at under-23 level but was unable to agree a new deal. He is poised to become the second teenager signed by Leeds this summer after Darko Gyabi, who cost £5m from Manchester City.

Nottingham Forest have signed the 19-year-old midfielder Brandon Aguilera from LD Alajuelense in his native Costa Rica. Aguilera, who made his international debut against the United States in March, will join Forest after a six-month loan back in Costa Rica with Guanacasteca.