PNE target Ryan Ledson reported to have handed in transfer request

Ryan Ledson in action for Oxford against Fleetwood
Ryan Ledson in action for Oxford against Fleetwood

Preston North End target Ryan Ledson has reportedly handed in a transfer request at Oxford United.

The Daily Mail claims that the 20-year-old midfielder has put in the request amid interest from Deepdale.

Earlier this month, North End saw a £750,000 bid turned down by Oxford.

PNE boss Alex Neil and Peter Ridsdale - advisor to club owner Trevor Hemmings - had watched him in action previously in a Checkatrade Trophy game at Charlton.

They see former Everton junior Ledson as someone who can add more strength to their midfield in a similar manner to Ben Pearson.

Ledson, who has represented England at several age levels up to Under-20s, joined Oxford from Everton in August 2016.

He has made 62 appearances for the League One outfit.

The transfer window closes at 11pm on Wednesday.