Preston want Nahki Wells but aren’t willing to pay a transfer fee to sign the Bristol City striker this summer.

It’s no great secret that Preston need to sign a new striker this summer.

Emil Riis enjoyed a strong season with 20 goals in all competitions but loan star Cameron Archer has returned to Aston Villa.

Add in that Seani Maguire and Ched Evans haven’t scored since November and Preston desperately need goals.

It seems that a deal for Andre Gray won’t be happening and that will mean Preston going for other targets.

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Preston want Nahki Wells

One of the names mentioned in June was Bristol City forward Wells.

The Bristol Post reported that North End had enquired about Wells in the hope of bringing him to Deepdale this summer.

The same outlet now claims that Wells is now one of Preston’s top transfer targets for this summer.

Yet it’s noted that Preston are unwilling to pay a transfer fee for Wells because taking on his salary alone is enough for North End.

That may not work so well for Bristol City, who forked out £5million to sign Wells from Burnley back in January 2020.

It’s stated that Queens Park Rangers and Swansea City both want Wells too, but are similarly reluctant to play a transfer fee.

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Wells, 32, only started seven Championship games last season and made 25 substitute appearances.

The Bermudan international bagged three goals but seemingly just doesn’t fit into Nigel Pearson’s style of play at Ashton Gate.

A proven and experienced Championship striker just as Ryan Lowe wants, Wells would command big wages at North End.

Big wages for players in their 30’s tends to be a risky move and many Preston fans aren’t impressed with the links to Wells.

With Gray off the table as he prepares to join Aris Thessaloniki, Wells may come into focus for Preston – but only if he is available for nothing.

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