With the January transfer window just over a week away from opening, some fans will already be wondering who Preston could sign.
A winger may be needed over on the left flank with Andre Green’s loan likely to end, whilst it wouldn’t be a surprise to see North End go for a goalkeeper or full back either.
Still, a striker should be the main priority. With Louis Moult out for the season and Seani Maguire playing on the left, North End are a striker short. David Nugent and Jayden Stockley have been featuring of late, but a striker with a little more mobility may be ideal for Alex Neil.
On Sunday, Alan Nixon claimed that Preston want Ivan Toney in January. North End would allegedly want to offer a player to Peterborough as part of a deal, in an attempt to bring the price down.
Toney, 23, has hit 15 goals in 26 games for Peterborough this season, having smashed 23 goals last season. The Posh want big money for Toney, and it’s hard to see North End getting anywhere close to what they want.
MORE PRESTON STORIES
Toney would be ideal for North End though, possessing pace, athletic ability and great finishing, and it would be interesting to see just how high Preston go with a bid for the former Newcastle man.
Now, Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony has taken to Twitter to play down the rumour, doubting it’s a deal that could ‘ever’ happen, before wishing North End luck in their attempts to win promotion.