Fulham boss Chris Coleman is poised to make a surprise about-turn by loaning Darren Pratley to Swansea City.

The 20-year-old midfielder is expected to begin a four-month stay at the New Stadium on Tuesday, after watching the Bank Holiday match against Barnsley.

Pratley has been a target for Swans manager Kenny Jackett since the close season.

But Coleman had said that if Pratley was to go on loan it would preferably be to a Championship team.

But it now seems Jackett’s powers of persuasion have won over Coleman.

Pratley earned rave reviews during a loan spell at Brentford last season.

”Everything has been agreed with Fulham and Darren is coming to join us on loan until 31 December,” Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins told the Evening Post

”He was one of Kenny’s first targets. We’ve waited and waited for him and we’re very pleased that it appears to have come off at last.”

Jenkins revealed that Swansea are keen on making Pratley’s move a permanent one, although Coleman would be reluctant to sell a player he sees as integral to Fulham’s future.