Leeds agree Healy deal

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Leeds have finally agreed a deal with Preston for striker David Healy.

The two clubs have been wrangling over a fee for the Northern Ireland international for the last few weeks with Preston rejecting several offers for the player.

Leeds boss Kevin Blackwell has made Healy a top target and sees him as key to his squad's ambitions for the season.

Preston chairman Derek Shaw had set Leeds a price tag and now they have reached an agreement, with Healy currently undergoing a medical.

"Leeds United have finally come back to me and offered what I asked them for two weeks ago," Shaw told the club's official website.

"We have stood firm and held out for a fee we feel is acceptable for a player of David's standard, who would have been able to walk away on a free transfer in the summer.

"David told both myself and Billy that he wanted to leave the club and felt that Leeds were a big club with a lot of potential and as soon as he made that clear we just had to make sure we got a deal that was in the best interests of PNE.

"Although we intend to keep the fee undisclosed, as we intend to go to market, we have reached the figure we wanted and will now move on and put this business behind us."