The Hartlepool Mail say that Hartlepool United are keen on appointing Lee Bradbury but they fear a deal could be difficult to do for the Havant boss.
As reported by the BBC yesterday, Pools have made an approach for the former Portsmouth and Bournemouth player, who has impressed as a manager during his time on the south coast.
He is well regarded by the Pools hierarchy, so much so he has been placed right at the top of their managerial shortlist, which was drawn up at the start of the week.
And while Pools are keen to get permission to speak to the manager, they have reservations about whether a deal can be struck.
It is not clear what the sticking point may be, but compensation should not be an issue with caretaker Craig Hignett confirming last week that Pools are willing to stump up for the right man.
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