By Danny Wright

14th Dec, 2017 | 11:32am

Leeds have perfect chance to revive Jan interest in striker after reported six-figure deal agreed


Leeds United have been presented with the perfect chance to revive their interest in Preston forward Jordan Hugill ahead of the January transfer window.

Football Insider exclusively revealed in the summer that the Yorkshire giants were considering a bid for Hugill, 25, after he handed in a transfer request at Deepdale.

Although the powerhouse striker has remained on the books at Preston, Alex Neil has reportedly moved to add another striker to his ranks ahead of the January window opening and that could force Hugill down his pecking order.

The Herald claims that North End have agreed a six-figure deal worth £450,000 to sign Motherwell forward Louis Moult when the transfer window opens in a couple of weeks’ time.

It is understood that the Fir Park goal machine will put pen to paper on a three-and-a-half-year deal at Deepdale, adding competition to Hugill’s spot in the first-team.

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The former Port Vale target man has been a regular this season, making 21 appearances in all competitions and scoring eight goals in the process.

Leeds could really do with a proven Championship goalscorer on the books at Elland Road and Hugill certainly fits that bill.

If Hugill was already unhappy with his situation at Deepdale in the summer, the added threat of Moult in the squad could see him become more disillusioned and want to leave.

Reading had an £8million bid for Hugill rejected in August for the 25-year-old and if he starts to kick up a fuss, Leeds should definitely jump in for him.

In other Leeds United news, the Whites can terminate this striker’s deal in January.

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