Preston have agreed a deal to sign midfielder Ryan Ledson from League One side Oxford United.
The 20-year-old England youth international will sign a three-year deal at the Championship club for an undisclosed fee.
Preston attempted to bring Ledson to the club in the January transfer window.
Ledson told the club’s website: “I am really looking forward to joining the club. I know there was interest in January and there were a few bids made, but now it has finally got over the line and I can’t wait to get started.
“I always saw Oxford as a great opportunity to get games and prove I was capable of playing higher. My time there was brilliant, but I am really forward now to getting back up north and playing for Preston.