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Coventry City striker Noel Whelan could be used as bait to tempt Everton into releasing Don Hutchison.

The former Everton skipper has been linked with a host of clubs since the acrimonious breakdown of his contract talks, but sources in the Midlands today claim a swap deal between the two clubs has been discussed.

City boss Gordon Strachan is a confirmed admirer of the Scottish international and is looking to add an experienced midfielder to his playing staff after losing club captain Gary McAllister to Liverpool.

Walter Smith has stated a new striker is among his transfer priorities for the summer, and Hutchison's agent Rachel Anderson yesterday admitted that Everton have made no moves to re-open negotiations.

The Blues value Hutchison at £3m but could lose him for nothing next summer under the Bosman ruling. This is exactly the situation Coventry are in with Whelan. He was placed on the transfer list last season after turning down the offer of a new contract at Highfield Road.

Coventry, like the Blues, have limited transfer funds available and would be keen to swap the players, but whether they would be able to meet Hutchison's wage demands remains to be seen.

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Is it a fair trade ? I mean, is Whelan worth so much or should Coventry have to pay some extra to get Hutchinson ?

Do you think this deal will go through or are their other teams who want to buy Hutchinson ??

[This message has been edited by Kevin (edited 08-06-2000).]
 
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