£2m or you can't have him

Last updated : 08 July 2009 By Bladesmadeditor

Andy Lonergan

'Lonners' was 180 minutes away from a Wembley showing last season with the Deepdale outfit, but a certain Sheffield United stopped PNE in their tracks with a respective 2:1 aggregate success.

Kevin Blackwell, a former goalkeeper himself of course, 'admires' the 25-year-old and is tracking down a new goalie after Paddy Kenny failed a drugs test yesterday (Tuesday). And Andy Lonergan whom has featured an impressive 140 times for the Lilywhites is believed to be on the top of Kevin Blackwell's wanted list.

Premier League outfits such as Blackburn Rovers were sniffing around Andy, but PNE waved away any potential offers. Lonergan is expected to grace the turf at Bramall Lane next season, whether it's with Preston or the Blades, but if he's to represent Utd, the club must table a £2m offer at least.