Preston fans will remember the name of Kieffer Moore, having missed out on him last summer.
As reported by The Sun’s Alan Nixon, North End wanted to land Moore, but wouldn’t pay the £2million fee for him.
Moore, 26, was seen as the ideal replacement for Jordan Hugill. A willing runner with great size at 6ft 5in tall, Moore was the target man Alex Neil wanted.
However, North End – despite selling Hugill for £10million (BBC) – didn’t pull the trigger on a deal for Moore.
Of course, North End now have Jayden Stockley leading the line in that target man role, so Moore is no longer needed.
Yet other clubs do want Moore, having seen him hit 16 goals in just 28 games so far this season.
The Daily Mail report that Sunderland and Bristol City both want Moore, with a huge asking price on his head.
It’s claimed that Barnsley now want around £4million for Moore, with his price tag seemingly doubling in the last six months.
That certainly kills off any lingering ideas of North End wanting Moore, with chances already slim as it was.
North End will merely hope that they aren’t made to pay for not signing Moore. A Championship move and any consistent success in the second tier would leave some with red faces.