PRESTON boss Alex Neil is main the race for Ched Evans — as he tries to get away from Fleetwood.
The ex-Wales striker, 32, can be launched by the Cod Military if they will type out a settlement.
Preston are main the switch chase for Ched EvansCredit score: PA:Press Affiliation
He’s unlikely to play any extra video games as he’ll qualify for a brand new deal.
Evans is leaving the League One aspect after a reported fall out with Barton.
His supervisor mentioned final month: “He’s now not with us and he’ll depart the constructing because of his self-discipline and his behaviour.
“There’s been a number of infractions and we all the time attempt to give a little bit of leeway however it’s simply run its course.”
Evans was initially convicted of raping a 19-year-old girl in Rhyl, Denbighshire, in Could 2011 following a trial.
He was taking part in for Sheffield United on the time, who he scored 48 occasions for in 124 appearances, and was believed to be incomes £18,000-a-week.
Nonetheless, a Court docket of Enchantment quashed his conviction and ordered a retrial in 2016.
A crew of personal investigators provided a £50,000 reward for any new info to assist his case as they gathered new proof.
A jury at Cardiff Crown Court docket then heard from two males who had had sexual relations with the complainant across the similar interval because the rape allegation.
Evans was found not guilty of the charge following the eight-day trial in lower than three hours by the jury.
He then reached an out-of-court settlement, believed to be six-figures, together with his authentic defence crew over their dealing with of the case.
He joined Fleetwood initially on mortgage within the 2018/19 marketing campaign and later joined completely, scoring 31 targets in 84 league matches.