Peterborough United pour scorn on suggestion Preston North End are preparing a bid for Ivan Toney

Peterborough United have poured scorn on a transfer rumour linking star striker Ivan Toney with a move to Championship side Preston North End.

Monday, 23rd December 2019, 7:00 pm
Posh star Ivan Toney with assistant manager Gavin Strachan after the Bristol Rovers game at the weekend. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

A report surfaced this morning (December 23) suggesting Preston were preparing a bid for Toney.

But as Toney is valued in excess of £11 million by Posh and Preston have never paid more than £2 million for a player it’s not a very likely scenario.

“No idea re truth (of the story), but doubt that’s one that would ever happen.” Posh chairman Darragh MacAnthony replied when asked about the rumour this morning.

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Ivan Toney (right) watches on as Mo Eisa challenges for a cross at Bristol Rovers. Photo: Joe Dent/theposh.com.

Posh rejected a £4 million bid for Toney from an unnamed Championship club in August, but are braced for more bids when the January transfer window opens next week.

Toney has scored 15 goals this season.