Preston North End rebuff Wigan Athletic loan move

Wigan Athletic are understood to have had a loan enquiry for Preston midfielder Daniel Johnson rejected by the Championship club.

Tuesday, 30th July 2019, 7:40 pm
Updated Tuesday, 30th July 2019, 8:40 pm
Daniel Johnson

Latics are in the market for reinforcements before next Thursday's transfer deadline.

They're believed to be on the verge of signing Everton midfielder Joe Williams on a permanent basis and Chelsea right-back Dujon Sterling on loan.

But Johnson won't be making the short move to the DW after North End bosses knocked back the idea.

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Whether Latics maintain their interest and return with a cash bid remains to be seen.

If that did happen, Preston would have to weigh up whether they wanted to sell to a club in the same division.

Johnson has made 185 appearances in a Preston shirt since signing for a bargain £50,000 from Aston Villa in January 2015.

He's scored 31 goals for the club, and signed a new contract last term which runs until the summer of 2021.