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Ronnie Moore plays down talks linking Eastleigh midfielder Luke Coulson with Championship move

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EASTLEIGH boss Ronnie Moore has played down reports that Luke Coulson could soon be leaving the club with Championship clubs Birmingham City and Wolves said to be interested.

Coulson, 22, has caught the eye for the Spitfires so far this season and has already netted six times from midfield.

The former Manchester City and Cardiff youngster joined the Spitfires in January for an undisclosed club record fee from Oxford City, signing a two-and-a-half year deal.

Despite the reported interest from the West Midlands, Eastleigh would be under no pressure to sell with millionaire Stewart Donald already pumping plenty of cash into the club.

Regarded as one of the brightest prospects in Non-League football, it would take an almighty fee to prize Coulson away from the Spitfires and boss Moore says any talk of an imminent exit are wide of the mark.

Moore told the Daily Echo: “It doesn’t help when you read things like that. No one’s come in and said here’s money on the table for Luke.

“Like I’ve said before, he could play at a higher level, it’s just a case of how high. If he continues as he is, it’s just a matter of time.

“But no one’s come in for Luke and the chairman has not stopped him going anywhere.”

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