Fulham have joined a clutch of Championship clubs keen to tempt Billy Bodin away from Bristol Rovers before the close of the summer transfer window, according to the Daily Mail.

The Mail considers Preston North End as the favourites to conclude a deal worth just £250,000 for the attacking midfielder, who has scored five times in six appearances as the Pirates have made an encouraging start to the new season. Bodin’s latest strike helped secure an impressive home win over Fletwood on Saturday, where he was watched by a number of visiting scouts. The 25 year-old, son of the Welsh international Paul, has continued his outstanding form from last term, where he finished with 16 goals from his last 28 games as Rovers reached tenth under highly-rated coach Darrell Clarke.

Bodin has 31 goals in 89 appearances across all competitions since moving to the Memorial Ground in July 2015 after a successful trial. He helped Rovers win automatic promotion from League Two in 2016, scoring 13 goals in 41 appearances, and played in their giantkilling of the Whites at Craven Cottage in the League Cup earlier this month. Several Championship sides, including Hull City and Cardiff City, are expected to join a bidding war for Bodin’s services before the window shuts at 11pm on Thursday.