According to reports coming out of Click Lancashire, Bolton are preparing to battle with Liverpool over midfielder Mark Davies, amid rumours that the Anfield club are set to offer £5 million bid to secure the star. The report states that are Bolton News claiming Wanderers will reject that offer out of hand. The 24-year-old, who signed for Bolton from Wolves can operate as a defensive midfielder, and possesses a strong tackle and willingness to track back, or in a more attacking minded role linking central midfield with the strikers, and able to weigh in with a few goals. Though he might not appear to be of the kind of calibre that Liverpool fans will want new manager Brendan Rodgers to bring in to the club to kickstart the rebuilding process after an unsuccessful season under Kenny Dalglish, Davies might be exactly the kind of solid player the Merseysiders need to add cover to midfield. Whether he would actually be able to break into the first team squad remains to be seen, with the likes of Steven Gerrard, Lucas Leiva, Jordan Henderson and Charlie Adam likely to be ahead of him, as well as squad members Alberto Aquilani, Jay Spearing and Jonjo Shelvey competing for just two central midfield slots. On the strength of last season's showings, Shelvey and Spearing are not the answer for Liverpool when the so-called first-teamers are out, and Aquilani remains a largely untested quantity after spending last season on loan at Milan, and making 18 league appearances for the Rossonieri. Meanwhile Rodgers will no doubt have concerns over the advancing age of captain Gerrard and the threat that Lucas will not return the same player after his long-term injury. That leaves England squad member Jordan Henderson, and Scottish centre-midfielder Charlie Adam, neither of whom had particularly strong seasons last year - so perhaps solidity and dependability are exactly what Rodgers will need as the antidote. A player in the mould of Joe Allen - who Rodgers might deem comparable to Mark Davies - would be ideal to rejuvenate the famous Pass and Move Anfield mentality. Bolton have confirmed they have received no official contact from Anfield as of yet.