Report: Wolves hope to agree fee for Preston's Jordan Hugill in next 48 hours - but they must pay up

Jordan Hugill of Preston North End celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Preston North End at Amex Stadium on October...

Wolverhampton Wanderers continue to be linked with Preston's Jordan Hugill.

Jordan Hugill of Preston North End rounds David Stockdale of Brighton & Hove Albion to score the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and...

According to this Sunday's edition of The Sun, Wolverhampton Wanderers are hoping to agree a deal for Preston North End striker Jordan Hugill in the next 48 hours.

Wolves have enjoyed a fruitful summer in the transfer market, landing the likes of John Ruddy, Roderick Miranda, Willy Bolly, Barry Douglas, Ruben Neves, Diogo Jota and Leo Bonatini, but manager Nuno still wants another striker.

A host of names have been linked, but it's now claimed that Wolves are moving on from two targets in order to pursue Preston striker Jordan Hugill once again.

Jordan Hugill of Preston North End celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Preston North End at Amex Stadium on October...

Today's edition of The Sun claims that Wolves have backed away from pursuing Southampton's Sam Gallagher and Sheffield Wednesday's Jordan Rhodes, with a new bid for Hugill believed to be in the works.

It's stated that Wolves will offer around £7million for Hugill in an attempt to agree a fee with Preston in the next 48 hours - though in truth, they may need to go even further than that price in order to land the striker.

The Lancashire Evening Post noted that North End may have rejected £8million from Reading for Hugill on Friday, with the Lilywhites seemingly holding out for eight figures so close to the transfer deadline.

Jordan Hugill of Preston North End in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Preston North End and Nottingham Forest at Deepdale on April 1, 2017 in Preston, England.

The 25-year-old forward, who signed from Port Vale in 2014, hit 12 goals last season and has made an impressive start to the season under new Preston boss Alex Neil, showing off superb centre forward play with physicality as well as smart link-up play.

Preston are under little pressure to sell right now, and whilst Wolves may be keen to land Hugill, it seems unlikely that North End would accept £7million right now, especially if reports of Reading's failed £8million bid are correct.

Wolves may well need to go towards £10million to land Hugill this summer, and whether they are willing to splash that much money on the burly centre forward remains to be seen.

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