North End chase Etuhu
By Peter O`Rourke
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 19-year-old midfielder is expected to leave Maine Road in the summer after a contract row.
The player is in the middle of a ownership wrangle with The Citizens, as he claims he is free to leave but the Maine Road club disagree.
Millwall were reported to be set to sign him at the end of the season, but now Preston are hoping to steal the Algerian-born ace from under the noses of The Lions.
"Talks have been held with Dickson and his representatives, but that is all we are willing to say at this stage," North End chief executive Tony Scholes told the club's official website.
Etuhu has established himself as one of the best young players outside The Premiership and City had hoped to tie him down to a long-term deal, but he is expected to leave at the end of the season.