Crusaders agree fee for McGonigle but face wait to complete deal
Crusaders remain hopeful of signing Jamie McGonigle, even though Coleraine have blocked the move - for now.
Both clubs have agreed a fee for the 23-year-old but the Bannsiders haven't given the switch a green light yet.
McGonigle was granted permission to speak with Crues boss Stephen Baxter and the striker is keen on a move to Seaview.
Crusaders chairman Ronnie Millar said: "We have spoken to the player and met Coleraine's valuation. Now we are awaiting an update from Coleraine."
There has been speculation that Coleraine want a Crues player added to the deal, with Philip Lowry's name mentioned, but the Shore Road side are insisting on a straight money transfer.
Coleraine boss Oran Kearney said: "If the transfer happens, I have an idea of how I would like it to happen.
"I feel Jamie is quite down the line in terms of wanting the move to materialise, but it has to suit Coleraine."
The former Northern Ireland Under-21 ace's contract is due to expire next year and, since the player is keen on a move, the Bannsiders are likely to allow the deal to go through.
The frontman, who was a key transfer target of the Crues last summer, will be offered a professional deal at Seaview.