Preston North End transfer rumours: Lilywhites face competition for free agent keeper, MLS coach linked with Blackburn vacancy

Here are the best of today’s Championship transfer rumours.

Preston North End’s preparations for next season are well underway, with the club announcing their third pre-season friendly so far.

The Lilywhites will host Heart of Midlothian to Deepdale on Wednesday 20th July, with a 7:45pm kick-off.

Hearts will certainly be a tough opponent for Ryan Lowe’s side after finishing third in the Scottish Premiership last season, qualifying for a spot in Europe.

Ticket details for the fixture will be confirmed at a later date.

Preston’s pre-season schedule so far consists of matches against Bamber Bridge (A), Accrington Stanley (A) and Hearts (H).

Here are today’s rumours...