Date: 30th March 2006 at 1:53pm
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Thornton signed for Rovers in the summer of 2005 for £125000 from Sunderland. He has made it clear in interviews that he does not want to stay in League One and said at the outset that if Rovers did not win promotion this year he would look to move on

Preston are apparently ready to table a £200,000 bid for the midfielder. However, neither club have made a statement and it could be news leaked to start a bidding war.