According to the Sheffield Star, Sheffield Wednesday have rejected a first bid from Millwall for Preston North End target Josh Windass.
Sky Sports claimed on Friday that that Preston are back in the market for Windass, battling Millwall and Birmingham for him.
It seems that Millwall have made the first move, but Wednesday have knocked back their undisclosed bid in search of more money.
The report does note that Preston are keen, but so are Fulham, West Bromwich Albion, Queens Park Rangers and now Stoke City.
The race for Windass is intensifying, and it’s hard to see Preston fighting off those clubs to sign Windass, who has been a long-term target.
A £500,000 offer was lodged in December 2017 when Windass was at Rangers, and Preston had another go last summer when Wigan Athletic’s financial collapse began.
Preston may be hoping for ‘third time lucky’ over Windass, who has previously excelled in Lancashire with Accrington Stanley.
Windass forming a strike partnership with Ched Evans does make sense for Preston, but whether they can come up with an offer to strike a deal remains to be seen.