Preston rejected Wolves' Fuller bid
By Graeme Bailey
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Lancashire outfit have revealed that they did shun an offer for their prized asset, as it was below their valuation of the player.
A statement from the club read: "Preston North End's board of directors would normally not comment on speculation, however, following reports in the media we can confirm that the club received an offer from a Premiership club over a week ago which was considerably below our valuation of Ricardo Fuller.
"This was immediately rejected."
Manager Craig Brown added: "There has been an inquiry, an oblique offer but nothing in writing. He is a Preston player and with him we have two opportunities to get up, one this season and one the next."
Midlands sources have confirmed to skysports.com that Wolves, who have now turned to Newcastle's Carl Cort - were the club involved and they lodged a bid of around £2 million.
Preston are believed to rate Fuller at over £4 million and that is a sizeable return for a player they paid Hearts just £250,000 for.
If Preston do not relent in their demands then it seems unlikely a Premiership club will make a move for Fuller - who is desperate to show of his skills at the highest level.
Fuller's agent Phil Graham would not be drawn on the news about the rejected offer for his client, although he did confirm that North End's offer of a new contract had been shunned.
"Ricardo wants to play in The Premiership, and he is determined to do it," he said.
"I can confirm that an offer of a two-year extension on his current 18-month deal was rejected."
Meanwhile, North End's Argentine trialist Gaston Sangoy stole the show in his debut for Preston's reserves on Wednesday evening.
Sangoy scored and created two goals in a 5-1 thumping of Rotherham's second string.
Preston will obviously be happy with Sangoy's showing, but will also be aware that a host of scouts were at the game to watch the young South American and they too would have no doubt been impressed with his display.