Sky Blues offered Frenchman
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The Scottish Premier League outfit are determined to offload the Frenchman in a drastic attempt to reduce their wage bill.
But while they have informed Coventry of his availability, Motherwell are indignant a transfer must be wrapped up within 24 hours.
Deloumeaux arrived at Fir Park from Le Havre for £100,000 last November and financially stricken 'Well are prepared to sell him for half that fee.
Coventry's assistant manager Eric Black (pictured) signed the defender for 'Well and is keen on a reunion.
However, 'Well's administrator Bryan Jackson insists any deal has to be concluded swiftly.
"He is a good player but I can't afford him," said Jackson. "We wanted £100,000 for him but I would be prepared to accept £50,000.
"Coventry must let us know within the next 24 hours. If I can't move him on then I am prepared to play him next season."
Meanwhile, a brace of Coventry's promising youngsters have signed contract extensions.
Teenage central defender Calum Davenport has committed his future to Highfield Road until 2005, while Lee Fowler will remain at the club until the same date.
Davenport's contract had been due to expire in 2004 and Fowler's at the end of the upcoming season but their futures have been assured.
Coventry have also tied up the loose ends of their season-long loan deal for Newcastle United's Scottish international defender Gary Caldwell.