Blackpool are planning a swoop for Everton midfielder John Lundstram and hope to follow it up by finally signing striker Ishmael Miller.
Manager Jose Riga is working around the clock to add to his squad, which still doesn’t include a professional goalkeeper, in time for Saturday’s Championship kick-off at Nottingham Forest.
Following the arrival of Spanish defender Joan Oriol, Lundstrum would become Pool’s 16th player if he finalises a six-month loan deal.
The 20-year-old, who captained Seasiders coach Noel Blake’s England U19 side, scored Yeovil’s winner against Pool last December before a further loan deal took him to Leyton Orient, for whom he played in the League One Play-off final defeat against Rotherham.
Liverpool-born Lundstram has featured in Everton’s pre-season campaign, starting against Tranmere a fortnight ago, but manager Roberto Martinez wants him to go out on loan and gain Championship experience.
Pool have again moved for 27-year-old Miller, who is due to have a medical this afternoon.
A deal with the former Manchester City and Nottingham Forest frontman looked to have collapsed but he was back at Bloomfield Road yesterday.
It could be a busy day today, with the Seasiders also in advanced talks with a goalkeeper.