Socceroos defender Chris Coyne is expected to fly to China immediately after taking part in Perth Glory's A-League clash against Sydney at ME Bank Stadium today.
Coyne is set to join Super League club Shandong Luneng for a short training camp and medical before signing a loan deal.
Although _The West Australian _understands the Chinese club would want Coyne to stay and start the loan immediately, Glory expect the former Colchester United and Luton Town captain to return to Perth by the end of the week.
Glory have also indicated players would not be allowed to start loan spells until the transfer window deadline on January 31.
Coyne and Glory teammates Mile Sterjovski and Jacob Burns are clinging to hope of being part of Pim Verbeek's 23-man World Cup squad. Their chances of securing places hinges on overseas loan deals to ensure they are playing in the lead-up to the June tournament.
The A-League regular season finishes on the weekend of February 14 and the finals series will conclude on March 20.Shandong, a club based in the north-east city of Jinan, will compete in this year's Asian Champions League, which kicks off next month, and have been drawn alongside Adelaide United in Group H.
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