Preston North End have disputed reports that they have received a bid for Callum Robinson.
On Saturday morning, Sky Sports News reported that Norwich City had submitted an offer worth £6m for the Republic of Ireland forward.
The media outlet claimed that the Canaries, who topped the Championship last season, were looking to strengthen their squad ahead of the upcoming Premier League campaign, and had identified Robinson as a target.
However, within 30-minutes of Sky Sports publishing their story, Preston rubbished it.
Contrary to reports in the media, Preston North End can confirm that they have no bids on the table for any of their players. #pnefc
— Preston North End FC (@pnefc) June 29, 2019
The Championship side took the unusual step of disputing the validity of a transfer rumour, tweeting:
“Contrary to reports in the media, Preston North End can confirm that they have no bids on the table for any of their players.”
Needless to say, if other clubs were to follow their lead and dispute every transfer rumour, there would be little else appearing on football fans’ social media feed during the summer months.
Interestingly, Robinson has 12-months remaining on his contract at Deepdale. If he does not sign a new deal, he can leave Preston on a free transfer next summer. So, it’s possible that the club would be tempted if they were to receive a bid for the player.
But, according to The Pink Un, a Norwich City news outlet, the club are not interested in signing Robinson and have no plans to make a bid in the future.
Already this summer Norwich, who open their Premier League campaign against Liverpool on August 9, have already signed striker Josip Drmic, midfielder Daniel Adshead and took winger Patrick Roberts on loan from Manchester City.
Robinson started his career with Aston Villa, but only made five appearances for the first team before joining Preston on a permanent deal in July 2016 after two loan spells with the Lancashire club. He has netted 40 goals in 161 games for the Championship side. Robinson has won eight caps for Ireland.