Lokomotiv Sofia striker Daniel Bogdanovic has edged closer to securing a move to English football after his Bulgarian club reportedly agreed a transfer fee for the Malta international with an unnamed British team.

The Times yesterday reported that Barnsley were in pole position to sign Bogdanovic and sources said the Championship side have all but concluded talks with Lokomotiv Sofia to sign the 28-year-old.

Bogdanovic, who joined Lokomotiv last summer after a spell with Italian Serie C2 club Cisco Roma, was granted permission to leave his team's winter training camp in Varna last week and travel to England for transfer discussions with his suitors.

A few years back, Bogdanovic was on the verge of a move to Crystal Palace after a successful trial but the latter called the deal off at the last minute.

Attempts to contact Bogdanovic yesterday evening were unsuccessful.

Meanwhile, Michael Mifsud continues to be linked with a move away from Coventry City. The Malta striker played the full 90 minutes for the Sky Blues in yesterday's 1-0 win away to Torquay in the FA Cup.

Coventry City manager Chris Coleman told the Coventry Telegraph: "There has been talk with other clubs for Michael and we agreed a fee with one but he couldn't agree personal terms.

"He still wants to leave the club and we haven't got a problem with that but if he does go it will be for a proper price."

Insiders have told The Times that two unnamed clubs have submitted offers for Mifsud but no agreement has been reached yet. Mifsud's contract with Coventry runs out at the end of the season.

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