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Offer received for Coulson

Eastleigh has received and accepted an offer for midfielder Luke Coulson.

A club statement read as follows:

“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.

“We will keep spectators updated when appropriate.”



Eastleigh midfielder on the brink of Football League move

EASTLEIGH are on the brink of selling another of their brightest young stars. Having banked a club record fee from Bristol Rovers for 26-year-old right-back and skipper Joe Partington last week, the Spitfires are on the verge of striking a deal with a Football League club for 22-year-old wide midfielder Luke Coulson.

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Posting on the EFC fans forum Dave says “I would like to thank everybody associated with Eastleigh Football Club for allowing me the privilege of sharing so many positive experiences over the past 6 years - and I truly wish the Club every future success”.

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