Blackburn Rovers and Stoke City are battling for Preston North End midfielder Adam Barton.

Deepdale chiefs face cashing in on Barton following their relegation to League One.

Barton was watched several times last season by Stoke boss Tony Pulis.

And says the midfielder is now on the radar of Blackburn counterpart Steve Kean.

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