Peterborough United have rejected bids from three different Championship clubs this week for star striker Jack Marriott, according to HITC.

Earlier in the week the Daily Mirror reported that Leeds United and Hull City were leading the race for the Posh hitman, but the identity of the clubs who have submitted the bids has yet to be confirmed.

HITC have reported that a bid of £3.5m has been rejected, as well as two £4m bids from different Championship sides.

Peterborough are desperate to keep hold of their talismanic forward and are holding out for a fee of around £7m.

Leeds are believed to be in the market for another striker, with on loan forward Pierre Michel Lasogga failing to impress so far. Kemar Roofe has often led the line for the Whites this season, but manager Thomas Christiansen would like another out-and-out goal scorer to add to his ranks.

Since Marriott’s move from Ipswich to Luton Town in 2015, his goal scoring prowess has exploded. In his first season with the Hatters he fired in 16 goals in 44 appearances and continued his impressive form by scoring 12 goals the following year.

Just last summer, the 23-year old joined current club Peterborough United on a four-year deal. Marriott is the league’s top scorer and has already scored an impressive 23 goals in all competitions this season.

He further enhanced is pedigree as the best striker outside of the top two tiers last weekend, scoring a brace in a 3-1 victory over Championship promotion hopefuls Aston Villa in the FA Cup third round.

Marriott is well-known for his pace and finishing ability and would undoubtedly be a superb signing for any Championship club this month.

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