Perth Glory Deny Chris Coyne Reports

The Glory say nothing has been finalised with the central defender.
A-League club Perth Glory have denied reports that a deal has been finalised for Socceroos defender Chris Coyne to return to Australia.

A report in the Herald Sun quoted Coyne’s management as having said the Australia international had agreed to terms on a three-year deal with the club.

However, Perth have released a statement denying that any such deal has been done, insisting that the 30 year-old remains a Colchester United player.

“Perth Glory is aware of media reports claiming Socceroos defender Chris Coyne has accepted a contract to join the club,” the statement read.

“Perth Glory has not received official notification that Coyne has been released from his current contract and as such he remains a Colchester United player.”

Speculation has been rife with regards to Coyne’s future over the past few weeks, with the player reportedly having been offered a contract to move to Dubai, amongst others.

Though his preference appears to be for a return to his native Australia, the wage restrictions placed on A-League clubs has been identified as the main obstacle to Perth acquiring his signature.

The club have already anointed fellow international Mile Sterjovski as their marquee player for this season.

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