Preston have seen an enquiry for Callum Robinson from a Premier League side fall well below their valuation of the striker, The Lancashire Evening Post have reported.
Robinson scored 12 goals in 27 Championship appearances in a season interrupted by injury last year, and with the attacker entering the final 12 months of his contract at Deepdale, and is said to be attracted to the prospect of a move to the Premier League.
It now appears that that interest could be piqued further over the summer, with an unnamed Premier League having reportedly approached Preston about the 24-year-old, although the two sides’ valuation of Robinson appear to have been some way apart.
Robinson is currently on international duty with the Republic of Ireland, and it is thought that he will consider his options in the summer before deciding whether or not to negotiate a new deal with Preston.
The striker, who had three loan spells at Preston before making a permanent move from Aston Villa in the summer of 2016, has made a total of 160 appearances for Preston, scoring 40 goals.
This could signal the start of a long summer for Preston.
They are unlikely to want to lose Robinson, given he ended the season as their joint top scorer despite his injury problems, although it will be hard for them to ward off interest from Robinson for the whole summer.
With the attacker out of contract next summer anyway, Preston may consider it a better move to cut their losses and let Robinson go for a fee this time around.