Skysports.com understands Bristol City are leading the hunt to sign Preston defender Billy Jones.
Jones has confirmed his intention to leave Preston this summer after seeing out his contract at Deepdale.
Preston were keen to keep hold of Jones, but they were unable to agree a new deal with the former Crewe man.
The 24-year-old has been one of Preston's shining lights in a disappointing season which has seen them suffer relegation.
A number of clubs, including Derby, have expressed an interest in Jones, but Bristol City are hoping to lure the player to Ashton Gate.
Robins boss Keith Millen is keen to bolster his full-back options and he sees Jones as a key addition to his squad for next season.