Huddersfield Town to sell top scorer on day they sack Danny Cowley

HUDDERSFIELD TOWN are set to sell Karlan Grant to a rival Championship club for £15m, the Yorkshire Post understands.

TALISMAN: Huddersfield Town striker Karlan Grant. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe.

The news comes on the day the Terriers announced the shock sacking of manager Danny Cowley and brother Nicky as assistant.

It is understood that a number of clubs are interested in the forward, with a bid in the region of £15m believed to have been lodged by one Championship rival.

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Huddersfield deny they have received any offer for Grant, who is the club's top scorer with 18 goals, but do anticipate interest during the transfer window.

Grant joined Huddersfield from Charlton Athletic in January 2019, with the club still in the Premier League.

His initial deal was set to run until the summer of 2022, with the Terriers also retaining the option to extend the contract by another year.

He finished the 2018-19 season as Town's top scorer with four goals as the club were relegated from the top flight.

Huddersfield rejected an approach from an undisclosed club for Grant in January, with the forward keen to stay at the John Smith's Stadium to help Town retain their place in the second tier.

It is a decision the club have stood by when looking at Yorkshire rivals Hull City, who sold Jarrod Bowen to West Ham United and are now set to be relegated to League One.

The 22-year-old has been the Terriers top goalscorer this season, with 18 goals, 10 ahead of the next best scorer, Steve Mounie.

Grant has also claimed four assists this term and has been an ever-present member of the side, making 42 appearances.

He was introduced from the bench on Friday night as Huddersfield secured their Championship survival with a 2-1 victory over promotion-chasing West Bromwich Albion.

Huddersfield have not escaped the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic, with Phil Hodgkinson previously revealing the Terriers parachute payments from the Premier League had been cut.