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Preston reportedly rivalling Sunderland in race to sign ex-Man Utd talent Otis Khan

According to Football League World, Preston are in the race to sign Tranmere Rovers ace Otis Khan on a free transfer this summer.

It’s claimed that Portsmouth and Sunderland both want to sign Khan, who is out of contract at the end of the season and looks likely to move on.

Khan came through the Manchester United academy, spending 10 years with the Red Devils before heading to Sheffield United back in 2012.

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Khan has been a little nomadic since then, spending time with Barnsley, Yeovil Town, Mansfield Town and now Tranmere, where he signed a one-year deal last summer.

The 25-year-old has been a winger or playmaker for much of his career, but Keith Hill has now turned him into a forward-thinking right back in something of a masterstroke.

This isn’t the first time Preston have looked at Khan; TEAMtalk reported in 2018 that Khan was on North End’s radar having impressed with Yeovil.

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Preston do need a right back having sold Darnell Fisher to Middlesbrough in January, though trusting that role to somebody who has only played there for a matter of months in League Two would be a huge risk.

Khan is currently playing alongside David Nugent at Tranmere, and could end up heading to Deepdale this summer as Preston look to unearth a gem.

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