Pool in talks with duo

Swindon striker Charlie Austin
Swindon striker Charlie Austin
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BLACKPOOL are set to sign Plymouth star Onismor Bhasera and have been given permission to talk to Swindon’s Charlie Austin.

The 25-year-old defender is currently at Bloomfield Road discussing the terms of a loan deal which would see him stay with the Seasiders until the end of the season.

Onismor Bhasera

Onismor Bhasera

Plymouth boss Peter Reid believes that a deal for the Zimbabwean international should be completed shortly.

“He’s up there at the moment” said Reid.

“From what I’ve been told that should go through. We get a fee on that as well, which helps what we’re trying to do in terms of paying the tax man.”

Meanwhile, Ian Holloway is set to hold talks with Swindon’s Austin after the striker was given permission to talk to Blackpool.

The Seasiders’ offer is believed to be in the region of £750,000, and although that is the highest Swindon have received Pool will still need to up it if they are to land the player before Tuesday’s deadline.

Burnley, Ipswich and Southampton are also set to talk to the 21-year-old.

Holloway admits Pool’s tactics in the transfer market are unorthodox – a reason perhaps why it takes so long to get players in.

“Our first offer for DJ Campbell in the summer was £100,000. In the end we paid £1m,” he said.

“I managed to convince my chairman to up the bid, and that’s what we do.

“We are pretty rude. We are pretty abrupt and blunt, but you start somewhere and then you try to get to what people will accept. None of that has happened yet but we are getting closer.”