Preston North End transfer rumours: Lilywhites star eyed in 'fresh swoop', QPR could miss out on midfield ace
Preston North End were knocked out of the FA Cup third-round by divisional rivals Wycombe Wanderers last weekend, who earned a 4-1 home win against Alex Neil's side.
The Lilywhites will be looking to bounce back this weekend, when they travel to take on Bristol City - a side they've not lost to in their last fifteen meetings - at Ashton Gate on Saturday afternoon.
As always, we've scoured the web to provide you with a round-up of all the latest news and transfer talk from the second tier - scroll down to see the top stories including Preston and all their Championship rivals:
Derby County appear to be moving closer to seeing their takeover completed, with the latest reports suggesting a deal could be struck this week. Wayne Rooney is expected to be named permanent manager once confirmed. (BBC Sport)
Port Vale have completed the signing of midfielder Jake Taylor from Nottingham Forest. He spent the 2019/20 season on loan with the Valiants, and came through the Man Utd youth academy. (Club website)
Stoke City are rumoured to have made an approach to lure ex-Leeds United and West Ham goalkeeper Rob Green out of retirement last month. The former England stopper, 40, ended his career at Chelsea. (The Athletic)
Sheffield Wednesday target Jackson Irvine, currently a free agent, looks to have made a decision on his future - he's been tipped to join Scottish Premiership side Hibs in the current transfer window. (Daily Record)
Luton Town have opted to recall their promising defender Peter Kioso from a loan spell with Bolton Wanderers. He's been brought back to provide cover ahead of the second half of the season. (Club website)
Rangers are reportedly lining up a "fresh swoop" for Preston North End star Daniel Johnson, and remain hopeful of signing him on a cut-price deal this month as the Lilywhites look to avoid losing him for nothing in the summer. (Football Insider)
Promising Derby County midfielder Isaac Hutchinson has joined League Two outfit Forest Green on a season-long loan. He began his professional career with Southend, after coming through the Brighton youth academy. (BBC Sport)
Stoke City are believed to be winning the race to sign Charlton Athletic ace Alfie Doughty, after the Potters, along with QPR and Bournemouth, had a £650k bid accepted. Celtic and Rangers are also said to be interested in the player. (Daily Mail)
Coventry City boss Mark Robins has revealed that he's still hopeful of signing more players in the current transfer window, after completing the signing of Leicester City's Matty Jones on loan. (Coventry Telegraph)
Millwall look set to challenge Bristol City for Zulte Wagrem midfielder Abdoulaye Sissako. The 22-year-old, who is a former France U19 international, looks likely to leave the Belgian top tier side before the end of the current transfer window. (Football League World)
Blackburn Rovers look to have joined the race to sign Crewe Alexandra star Harry Pickering. The left-back is in high-demand after impressing in his first League One campaign with David Artell’s side. (The Sun)