Coventry set to complete move for Portsmouth's Conor Chaplin

Conor Chaplin will tomorrow complete his long-anticipated switch to Coventry.

Wednesday, 29th August 2018, 9:50 pm
Updated Tuesday, 4th September 2018, 5:15 am
Barnsley are trying to hijack Conor Chaplin's move to Coventry. Picture: Joe Pepler

The News understands the striker is scheduled for a Sky Blues medical and will sign ahead of Friday's loan deadline.

Under terms of the agreement, the 21-year-old departs for the Ricoh Arena on loan, with the move turned into a permanent deal in January.

That ensures Pompey receive a fee for Chaplin, who is out of contract at the season's end.

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Providing there is no late hitch, it will finally bring a satisfactory conclusion to a transfer saga spanning almost two months.

Chaplin has become increasingly frustrated over delays in the switch, culminating in his insistence he was not in the '˜right frame of mind' for last weekend's trip to Doncaster.

However, Kenny Jackett has been consistently clear that the striker would not be allowed to depart until a replacement had been identified.

Now, following the recruitment of Andre Green and with the Blues still in the market for additional firepower, Chaplin has his wish.