Coventry City's star striker Lukas Jutkiewicz could be on the move very shortly, with Middlesbrough believed to be closing in on his services.

Reports have surfaced this morning that a deal is in place to take the nine-goal forward to the Riverside Stadium.

The news will come as a crushing blow to the Sky Blues, with Jutkiewicz representing the only shining light in what has been a season to forget for Andy Thorn's men.

The Midlands club currently find themselves embroiled in an Npower Championship relegation battle and lie rock bottom, some seven points off safety.

With Jutkiewicz's departure imminent, Coventry will need to find striking reinforcements with the second highest goalscorer, Gary McSheffrey, only managing three in all competitions.

However, what is Coventry's loss, seems to be Middlesbrough's gain and if signed, Jutkiewicz will have to battle for a starting berth with the likes of Marvin Emnes, Scott McDonald and Bartholomew Ogbeche, who have yielded 19 goals between them.

The addition of the striker would most definitely thrust new life into Tony Mowbray's promotion push, and would prove a hammer blow to rivals West Ham and Southampton, who too registered an interest.

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#Championship
#Lukas Jutkiewicz
#Middlesbrough
#Coventry City
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