It is believed that a £9m fee has now been agreed with Preston North End and West Ham for the services of striker Jordan Hugill
Hugill was left out of the North End squad for Tuesday night’s 3-0 win at Nottingham Forest following speculation over his future. In the hours before the game he had been linked with Crystal Palace, however, West Ham stepped in today and look set to take him to the London Stadium.
He is believed to have travelled to London on Wednesday afternoon for talks with the Hammers. The 25-year-old joined Preston from Port Vale in June 2014 for £25,000 youth compensation and his sale would represent a huge profit for Preston. Vale have a sell-on clause which entitles them to 20% of the fee. Hugill has scored 30 goals for North End in 75 starts and 39 substitute appearances. This season he has scored 10 goals in all competitions with one assist.