Further to Monday's news concerning the club's ongoing search for a striker, Coventry City target man Kevin Kyle has now sealed a loan move with League One side Hartlepool United.
The Western Morning News had claimed that Kyle had been a Glovers target, but that the deal had broken down. Given the sums of money involved in Hartlepool's deal, this is not too surprising. The Northern Echo claim that Kyle is on £8,000 a week at the Ricoh Arena, and that Pools have spent much of the last month trying to knock Coventry down in terms of how much they were willing to stump up as part of their share of Kyle's wages during the month.
Presumably the Glovers had been doing the same, but pulled out of negotiations before Hartlepool completed their deal. The Northern Echo state that Pools have now been able to agree for Coventry to pay "the majority" of Kyle's wages, although they don't state what the final deal was. Martin Ling, manager of fellow strugglers Leyton Orient, confirmed that his had been another club chasing the Sky Blues striker.
Kyle may make his debut on Friday night in a home match against Swindon Town. Hartlepool currently lie in 12th place in the League One table, and three points ahead of the Glovers.
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