Daniel Bogdanovic could be on the move again in the next few days as English club Barnsley are reportedly keen on acquiring his services.

Sources have told The Times that Bogdanovic was given permission to leave Lokomotiv Sofia's training camp in Varna this week after Barnsley, who play in the Championship, had expressed an interest in the Malta winger-cum-forward.

It looks like Bogdanovic had been on Barnsley's radar for quite some time as the latter have already indicated their willingness to sign the 28-year-old striker on a long-term deal.

Bogdanovic has 18 months remaining on his contract with Lokomotiv Sofia but this has not deterred Barnsley from pursuing their interest in the player. Their approach may also have been prompted by news that striker Michael Coulson is out for the rest of the season with a serious knee injury.

Lokomotiv, who have former Valletta and Sliema forward Danilo Doncic in their coaching team, are currently giving a trial to an Argentine striker who is likely to be offered a contract if Bogdanovic leaves.

Were Bogdanovic to complete his switch to Barnsley, he would become the third Maltese player to join a club in the Championship.

Michael Mifsud is now in the final months of his two-and-a-half year contract with Coventry City and goalkeeper Justin Haber is on the books of Sheffield United.

Times of Malta, 24 January 2009

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