Coventry City transfer state of play as Preston bid casts doubt over Posh target's destination

Coventry City's pursuit of Peterborough United's looked to be dead in the water following reports that the player has passed a medical and agreed personal terms with Championship rivals Sheffield United.

However, there has been nothing official from either club and now the 22-year-old left-back is claimed to have been the subject of a bid from Preston North End, which begs the questions as to whether there's still a deal to be done?

The Sky Blues have been reported to be keen on Posh’s skipper since Doug King did the £4.25m deal to buy Ephron Mason-Clark in January, at which point his opposite number at the London Road club, Darragh MacAnthony, revealed that City are interested in a number of Peterborough’s players.

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In his podcast, The Hard Truth, the out-spoken chairman gave a fascinating insight into the negotiating process between himself and City owner King’s “relentless” pursuit of Mason-Clark. The 47-year-old Irish entrepreneur said: “Doug asked for an option on one of my other players as well, because they like quite a few of our players.”

It was reported by the Peterborough Telegraph that the "smart money" is on Burrows and/or defensive midfielder Hector Kyprianou.

The Lancashire Post, meanwhile, reported at the weekend that the club had a bid rejected for Burrows. Reports emerged on Friday morning, linking the Lilywhites with a shock move for last season’s League One Player of the Year. And it’s believed that North End made an approach for the Posh star, but saw it knocked back. A return to the table and follow-up offer is now understood to be unlikely from Preston.

That would certainly cast a bit of doubt over Burrows' proposed move to Bramall Lane where the Blades' transfer spending is understood to be on hold, other than free transfers, until a takeover is complete.

We now await to see if the Sky Blues will follow in Preston's steps and bid for the player or switch their attention elsewhere.

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