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EASTLEIGH’S Luke Coulson is on the verge of a move into the Football League after the club accepted a bid for the midfielder.
Coulson, who has scored seven times for the Spitfires this season, is regarded as one of the brightest talents in Non-League football.
The 22-year-old, signed from National League South side Oxford City last January, has attracted interest from a number of clubs with his impressive performances.
The former Manchester City and Cardiff youngster was reportedly being watched by Championship clubs Birmingham City and Wolves at the back-end of last year.
Then-Eastleigh boss Ronnie Moore quipped that the club would be unlikely to sell Coulson even if they received an offer of £1million.
However, the Spitfires confirmed on Tuesday morning that they had accepted a bid from a Football League club for their prized asset.
An Eastleigh statement read: “Eastleigh Football Club can today confirm that they are in receipt of an acceptable offer from a Football League Club for their England C squad international midfielder Luke Coulson.
“Coulson who joined Eastleigh this time last year from Oxford City has been the subject of two approaches so far this month which have been turned down, but the player has now been given permission to talk to the interested party following the offer.”
Coulson could be the second Eastleigh player in a week to earn a Football League move following captain Joe Partington’s switch to League One side Bristol Rovers.