Preston North End transfer news: Lilywhites suffer blow in striker pursuit, Stoke City closing in on Premier League striker

Here is the latest from today’s Championship transfer news.

Preston North End won their second consecutive pre-season friendly yesterday as they faced Hearts at Deepdale.

Ben Woodburn, who spent last season on loan with the Scottihs club, opened the scoring after half an hour, before a second half penalty for Hearts made it level.

Alan Browne went onto bag the winner to make it two from three after beginning their pre-season campaign with defeat to Getafe, followed by a narrow win over Accrington Stanley.

The Lilywhites will now face a home tie with Leicester City before they return to Championship action at the end of the month.

Here are today’s rumours...