Preston North End are keeping tabs on AFC Bournemouth striker Sam Surridge, according to journalist Alan Nixon on Twitter.
The 20-year-old has spent this season on loan at League Two side Oldham Athletic and has scored 5 goals in 6 games for them in all competitions so far which has caught the attention of Preston.
The Lilywhites are looking for a bit more bite up front having started their Championship campaign poorly and are already looking for potential January acquisitions, with Surridge in their sights.
Surridge joined AFC Bournemouth when he was 14 years-old and rose through the youth ranks with the Cherries. He has never made a senior appearance for the Premier League but has gained plenty of first-team experience out on loan.
The 6ft 3inc forward spent time with non-league sides Weymouth and Poole Town in 2016 before earning a loan move to League Two side Yeovil Town last season. Surridge was a handful for the Glovers and bagged 10 goals for them in all competitions.
He looks well on his way to beat his goal tally from Yeovil with Oldham this season but his spell with the North-West side could be cut short if Preston sign him in January.
Bournemouth have some thinking to do regarding the future of Surridge and his chances of breaking into the first-team. Preston would be a good move for his career in January as he may not get his chance with the Cherries with them in the Premier League.