Last Updated: Thu, 21 Feb 2013 13:10
Barnsley appear to have beaten Huddersfield and Blackburn to a loan deal for Manchester United midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe
United's coaching staff feel the 20-year-old needs to play first-team football to develop his game and more than half-a-dozen Championship clubs have been queuing up to take him on loan.
Blackpool, Blackburn, Burnley, Barnsley, Huddersfield, Charlton and Hull are among the clubs keen on taking the England youth international.
But Barnsley, who face Manchester City in the FA Cup next month, are believed to have the player today ahead of a deal being completed tomorrow.
Blackburn boss Michael Appleton, who has contacts at Old Trafford, and new Huddersfield Town manager Mark Robins were also very keen to add him to their squads.
United assistant boss Mike Phelan, a former team-mate of Robins at Old Trafford 20 years ago, was at Town's FA Cup fifth-round defeat to Wigan on Sunday and the pair are thought to have discussed a possible loan.
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