Preston North End are trying to fend off Crystal Palace as they try to haggle down the fee for Jordan Hugill according to a report from journalist Alan Nixon.
One of the sagas of this transfer window has been the situation involving Hugill. It has been accepted by Preston for a while that they are going to lose him with so many teams being linked with him. However if they are going to sell him, they are going to try and make sure they get as much money as possible for him. Most reports have said that they would be happy to sell for a fee of £8m and they are looking to get that amount from any team interested in signing him.
The team that are currently trying to wrap up a deal for Hugill is Crystal Palace as they look to add a new striker to their squad. Some of their firepower was taken away when they lost Bakary Sako to injury last night and this has made them more desperate to land him. And they believe they will get him by the end of the day, something which was made more likely when Hugill wasn’t included in Preston’s squad for the match against Nottingham Forest.
However the reason the deal hasn’t been done yet is because Palace are trying to knock down the fee as much as they can. They haven’t got the biggest budget in the world and don’t want to spend too much on a striker that is unproven in the Premier League but Preston are holding out for that £8m.