Posh director of football Barry Fry confirmed to the PT today (January 18) that a Premier League forward was on the club’s radar.
He also reconfirmed Posh have no interest in Chesterfield shotshot Kabongo Tshimanga - the current top scorer in the National League - despite a tip-off to the PT last night that a £350k bid had been made for the 21 year-old.
Fry said: “I have had no contact with Chesterfield. I quite fancied the player when he was at Boreham Wood, but he is not a target for us.
“We are after another striker, but our target is a player at a Premier League club who are not now sure they want him to go out on loan because of the situation with Covid,”
Posh attempts to bring in a second Premier League player on loan have stalled for the same reason.
Tshimanga was linked with a move to Scottish Premiership side Hearts over the weekend.
Morton has joined Posh on loan from West Bromwich Albion until the end of the season.