Barton set for the Ricoh
The Sky Blues are set to sign Preston midfielder Adam Barton.
Barton is in talks with Coventry after they agreed a fee with Preston for his services.
Preston are willing for Barton to move on as he does not figure in Graham Westley's plans for the future and has had to start his pre-season work away from the first team.
A number of clubs have expressed an interest in Barton, but Coventry have stolen a march on their rivals by making a move for the highly-rated midfielder.
Barton is expected to sign a three-year deal at Coventry to become Andy Thorn's latest signing of the summer.