Preston spent much of the summer window looking for a striker, and a host of names ended up being linked with moves to Deepdale.

In the end, Preston swooped to sign Danish striker Emil Riis from Randers, and he has shown real potential in his first few months at North End.

What about the other players North End looked at? We wrote about one of them earlier this week, as AZ Alkmaar’s Ferdy Druijf is moving to KV Mechelen after snubbing a move to Preston.

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Another name suggested was that of Jordan Morris, who has long been one of Major League Soccer’s most exciting attackers with Seattle Sounders.

The Lancashire Evening Post reported in October that Preston were keen on signing Morris, having used an American intermediary to try and secure a deal.

Morris was too expensive for North End, but the 26-year-old may now end up playing in the Championship against Preston this season.

BBC Sport report that Swansea City are in talks to take Morris on loan for the second half of the season in search of firepower to win them promotion.

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Morris has thrived in his last 29 outings for Seattle, bagging 12 goals and nine assists in that time, and his move to English football could finally materialise.

Swansea often seem to land Preston targets – Jake Bidwell, Rhian Brewster and Jamal Lowe spring to mind – and now look set to add United States international Morris too.

Preston travel to take on Swansea on the 5th of April, so Morris could end up playing against North End, months after a potential move fell apart.

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