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Journalist claims Ben Whiteman is edging towards Preston move, despite Watford interest

Preston have snapped up one midfielder this week in Jayson Molumby, but another may yet be on the way.

North End have brought Molumby in on loan from Brighton and Hove Albion until the end of the season, bolstering Alex Neil’s options.

Yet with question marks over the futures of Ben Pearson, Alan Browne and Daniel Johnson, Preston could now bring in another midfielder by the weekend.

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Doncaster Rovers ace Ben Whiteman is being pursued in a seven-figure move, having proven himself as one of the top midfielders in League One.

We believe that a move for Whiteman is at an advanced stage, though until the deal is done, you can’t count any chickens.

There has now been an update from Adam Leventhal of The Athletic, who claims that Watford had held initial discussions about a deal for Whiteman.

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He though states that Preston are favourites, and despite rival interest from Queens Park Rangers, he is set to stay in the north by signing for Preston.

The 24-year-old has shown his ability to play as a controlling midfielder in front of the back four or as a box-to-box midfielder, making him a potential replacement for Ben Pearson.

Formerly of Manchester United – just like Pearson – Whiteman appears to be nearing a move to Deepdale, and that would be a huge coup given the rival interest.

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