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Strachan Home Early For More Signings

Coventry City boss Gordon Strachan has returned early from his summer holidays to mastermind another swoop into the transfer market.

The City boss is currently looking into the possibility of adding two further signings to the capture of Moroccan international Youssef Chippo.

Sky Blues Chairman Bryan Richardson declared that the 1 million buy from FC Porto was just the beginning of his side's summer transfer dealings.

He said:

"There is more to come over. We are actively looking to bring quality players to Coventry and we are working towards adding to the squad during the close season.

"Chippo has been one of our targets for the last few months and manager Gordon Strachan is already looking at adding to his signing."

Twenty-six year old midfielder Chippo will fly into England next week after completing a championship winning campaign with Porto, and Richardson believes his arrival should excite the fans.

He said:

"He is a quality player who is a natural with both feet and loves to get forward and score goals.

"He has been a crucial part of Porto’s championship success this season and we are very excited about this signing."

The attacking midfielder has represented his country 33 times, playing in all three of last summers World Cup matches including a 3-0 victory over the Scots.

Gordon Strachan tied up the deal after watching Chippo score for Morocco against Holland in Arnhem a fortnight ago.

One new face who will not be coming to Highfield Road is former Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Mark Pembridge.

Twenty-eight year old Pembridge is currently playing for Benfica but is reportedly available for around one third of the 1.5 million that the club paid for him, after the departure of Graeme Souness as manager.

Pembridge, who rejected a move to City two years ago, was linked with the club again but Chairman Bryan Richardson has categorically denied that rumour.

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