Hugill's Written Transfer Request Rejected
Interest has been shown in Jordan Hugill from Ipswich, last season, and Birmingham during the summer.
Clearly his head's been turned as a written transfer request has been handed in.
However, Preston have no interest in selling and the former Port Vale forward, arriving in June 2014 on an initial two year deal, has been informed North End aren't prepared to let him leave Deepdale this month.
A statement on the Official Website read: 'Preston North End can confirm that Jordan Hugill has today handed in a written transfer request. The club have rejected this request and will not be selling him in this transfer window.'
Hugill, 25, has made six appearances under Alex Neil this season and scored three goals.
Neil's been keen to keep the squad assembled by his predecessor Simon Grayson intact, adding to it in fact, and made his stance clear following the weekend draw at Middlesbrough.
He told BBC Radio Lancashire: 'We are not in the market to sell our best players. I am not going to break this team up - we want to have a right go this season and see where it takes us.'
A statement of intent has been made but I think all will know if an offer that's too good to refuse is made then Hugill will leave, especially if the forward has made it clear he's looking to move on, as he has with this transfer request.