No new bids for PNE striker

Preston North End have had no fresh interest in Jordan Hugill since Birmingham City's failed bid.

Thursday, 27th July 2017, 1:34 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 1:03 pm
Jordan Hugill in action for PNE against Newcastle

There has been speculation that Birmingham have renewed their interest and that Sunderland had joined the chase.

But PNE sources say the only contact with them regarding Hugill was when Birmingham made a £2.5m bid early last week, one which was turned down.

Hugill scored 13 goals last season, 12 of them in the Championship, has is rated highly by North End.

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PNE boss Alex Neil

Ipswich saw two bids turned down in January, while Wolves showed an interest earlier in the summer.

The 25-year-old missed Tuesday's friendly against Burnley with an injury which forced his substitution in last Saturday's 1-1 draw with Newcastle.

He is a doubt for PNE's visit to Fleetwood Town on Friday night.

Speaking after the Burnley game, North End manager Alex Neil said: "Jordan has been a complete professional through this whole process.

PNE boss Alex Neil

"If I'm being honest, there is nothing to talk about, there are no offers in right now.

"What was put in was rejected and that is basically where we are.

"Jordan is an important player for this club, he was top goalscorer last year and he has performed well in pre-season so far."