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Report: Blackburn Rovers could now sign Paul Mullin after Preston said no

Cambridge United striker Paul Mullin was a name that quickly came and went from the Preston radar – but he could end up at Blackburn Rovers.

Football Insider claimed that North End had registered an interest in signing Mullin, with Middlesbrough also keen on him.

The Lancashire Evening Post quickly scrapped that rumour, suggesting that Mullin had in fact been offered to Preston, and North End said no.

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Mullin allegedly isn’t what Preston are seeking right now, and even though he can sign for free, Frankie McAvoy and co won’t be signing him.

The 26-year-old will have suitors given that he smashed 31 goals in League Two last season and is out of contract, and he could now join a Preston rival.

Football League World report that Blackburn Rovers are now considering signing Mullin, and he’s on their list as they pursue a new striker.

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Preston may have said no, but Rovers could be keen with Merseyside-born Mullin possibly heading back to the North West.

Given Mullin’s limited game time and success above League Two level, we totally understand Preston’s reluctance to go for Mullin; it feels too much like another Jayden Stockley signing.

Yet if Mullin scores bags of goals at Rovers, you can bet some fans won’t be happy with North End’s snub.

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