Preston want to sign Matt Ingram with Luton Town also fighting to sign the Hull City goalkeeper this summer.
North End face a major rebuild this summer and one position seems to stand above all in terms of importance.
As things stand, Preston don’t have a senior goalkeeper on the books.
Daniel Iversen’s loan spell is over and he isn’t likely to return. Declan Rudd has retired whilst Connor Ripley and Mathew Hudson have been released.
Add in that youngsters Oliver Lombard and Declyn Duggan have also been released and Preston have one goalkeeper left – teenager James Pradic.
North End need to add two, maybe even three goalkeepers this summer to bolster Ryan Lowe’s ranks.
Preston want to sign Matt Ingram
There have been links to Manchester City’s Gavin Bazunu but a more realistic option has been linked today.
Football Insider claim that Preston are in the race to sign Hull City goalkeeper Ingram.
Ingram, 28, is currently on an emergency loan at Luton Town and played for the Hatters in the playoffs.
The report claims that Luton would like to keep Ingram but now face a battle with Preston.
This spell with Luton may make them favourites, especially with first-choice stopper James Shea out for up to a year.
Hull have just activated a 12-month option on Ingram’s contract, meaning a fee would be needed.
Ingram was an exciting prospect at Wycombe Wanderers but then played just 10 league games for Queens Park Rangers.
Ingram played 38 games last season for Hull City and 29 this term before losing his place to Chelsea loanee Nathan Baxter.
It’s unclear whether Hull would want to sell Ingram given that Baxter is returning to Chelsea.
Yet if Preston want a solid goalkeeper to challenge for the number one jersey alongside another new signing, Ingram could be the man.