Preston North End linked full-back set to decide on future, ex-Millwall man could join QPR

Preston North End are just over a month away from kicking off their 2021/22 campaign, and will be looking to continue snapping up new signings in the summer transfer window to strengthen their side.

Tuesday, 6th July 2021, 8:37 am
Championship transfer news

So far, the Lilywhites have landed forward Izzy Brown and defensive pair Liam Lindsay and Matthew Olusunde, while Sepp van den Berg has joined on loan from Liverpool for his second season in a row at Deepdale.

Meanwhile, Preston boss Frankie McAvoy has been lauding the quality available to him from the club's youth academy, after trio Lewis Leigh, Noah Mawene and Josh Seary joined the club's senior pre-season training programme.

He said: “These three have done well in the academy and I always like to see the young boys in the first-team environment when we have got the space and opportunity to do so.

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Spanish side Sporting Gijon are said to be chasing Birmingham City midfielder Fran Villalba. He's spent the last season and a half on loan with Almeria, and made 29 appearances in the Segunda Division last season. (Birmingham Mail)

“They’ve trained very well so far and they will be with us for a bit of time. It (whether they feature in the club's friendly against Bamber Bridge this weekend) will depend on numbers, we will see what we have got.”

“If they are not starting in the team I can have them on the side ready to come on. I’m hopeful that we can have a look at them in the pre-season games.”

Here are today's biggest transfer stories and the latest team news involving Preston North End and the rest of the Championship, as the reaction to the summer transfer window activity and build-up to the eagerly-anticipated new season continues:

PEC Zwolle defender Kenneth Paal, who has been linked with a move to Barnsley, has hinted about where his future could lie. He's admitted he was pleased to be linked with Celtic, but harbours an ambition to play in England - specifically the Championship. (The 72)
The agent of Huddersfield Town midfielder Lewis O'Brien is said to have knocked back claims that Leeds United are keen on the player. The Whites, along with Burnley and Newcastle, have been linked with the £4m-rated ace. (The 72)
West Brom have been tipped to make a move for Chelsea midfielder Trevoh Chalobah. He's previously spent time on loan with Huddersfield Town, and is set to leave the Blues after spending the last three seasons out on loan. (Football Insider)
Sheffield United's £22m man Sander Berge is said to favour staying in England, amid reports linking him with top teams both domestically and in Italy. Arsenal, Aston Villa, Everton, Napoli and Atalanta are among the clubs said to be keen on the £35m-rated ace. (Football League World)
Swansea City and Blackburn Rovers have both been credited with an interest in Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Robbie Burton. The 21-year-old impressed in the Arsenal youth academy, before sealing a move to the Croatian giants last year. (Wales Online)
Bournemouth and Stoke City have both credited with an interest in Sheffield United midfielder Luke Freeman. The Blades' £5m signing spent last season on in the Championship with Nottingham Forest. (Football League World)
Wolves are the latest side to be linked with a move for Fulham full-back Antonee Robinson. The USA international is believed to valued at around £10m, and is also said to be on Premier League champions Manchester City's radar. (Football Insider)
Sunderland manager Lee Johnson has revealed he's in regular contact with midfielder Luke O'Nien over extending his stay at the club following the expiry of his contract, and as indicated the talks have been positive. Preston and Luton Town have both been linked with the player. (Sunderland Echo)
QPR are closing in on a move for ex-Middlesbrough and Millwall goalkeeper Jordan Archer. He was released by Boro at the end of last season, after a short-deal spell at the club that saw provide cover for Marcus Bettinelli. (West London Sport)