Coventry City have
switched targets and are now trying urgently to sign the Paris St Germain striker Bruno
The 26 year old Frenchman who scored against Juventus and AC Milan in pre-season, has
been watched several times by Coventrys euroscout Ray Clarke, and Coventry are ready
to meet the £3.5 million fee demanded by Paris St Germain.
They have switched their attentions across the channel after being thwarted in their
bid to sign Lee Hughes, the West Bromwich Albion striker.
Coventry manager Gordon Strachan has ten million pounds to spend as soon as
The Scotsman needs a proven goal scorer before Coventrys season suffers
Their record speaks for itself; two matches, no points, no goals.
"We are playing well up to twenty five yards out and then we are toothless,"
"We are talking to two clubs and the hope is we can bring in two players, an
experienced striker and a younger player who might be needed as the season
If no signing is made then former Portsmouth striker John Aloisi is expected to make
his first start of the season at Wimbledon tomorow.
"John almost played at Leicester on Wednesday," says Strachan. "Noel
Whelan had a back spasm ten minutes before the game and we had John warming up throughout
the match in case Noel had to come off.
"John has been working hard in training but at present has just not looked ready
to step into the side yet," reported Strachan.
Wimbledon will present a difficult and different test says Strachan.
"It will be not so much a thinking game but a physical one. We have to be brave
and play our own game when we have the ball."
But the manager ruled out using giant Bosnian centreback Mo Konjic as a target man.
"We are short of bodies at present but I dont think we shall use Mo as a
striker. That would be too horrific to contemplate," joked the manager.
Strachan has been left with a depleted squad, particularly as the reliable midfielder
Trond Soltvedt was sold to Southampton in a £300,000 deal on Thursday.
"I did not want Trond to leave. He had the biggest heart in the club and he was a
first team regular for me over two years. But I could not guarantee him a place and he
wants first team football."
If Whelan is fit Strachan is expected to field the same starting line up at Wimbledon
as at Leicester and John Aloisi is on standby to take over up front.