By Wayne Veysey

6th Jan, 2021 | 7:00am

Medical booked: Club agree to sign senior Leicester City star - Sources

Coventry City have agreed to sign Leicester City midfielder Matty James, Football Insider can exclusively reveal.

The 29-year-old is set to undergo a medical at the Championship club ahead of completing a loan move for the rest of the season.

A recruitment source has told Football Insider that James is heading straight to Coventry after his loan spell at Barnsley ended on Tuesday.

The Oakwell outfit announced on their official website that James’ three-month loan spell had come to an end and he had returned to Leicester.

But it will be only a short return to the King Power Stadium for James as he does not figure in Brendan Rodgers’ first-team plans.

A deal has been agreed in principle with Coventry, who are 16th in the Championship.

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That is seven places and eight points below Barnsley, where James was a key player in the first half of the campaign and integral to their much-improved showing this season.

The former Manchester United man started 15 of the Yorkshire club’s 23 Championship matches and even captained them on one occasion.

James is now set for another loan move as he looks to reignite a career that has been so badly affected by injury.

The former England Under-20 international has made just 117 appearances for Leicester in the nine years since joining from Old Trafford.

His last league outing came in a five-minute cameo against Manchester City back in February, although he was an unused substitute for the club’s final five games of last season.

In other news, Leicester City have opened talks to sell 23-year-old to English club.