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.