Former Wigan striker King served nine months of a 18-month sentencehanded down last October for sexually assaulting a woman in a Londonnightclub.
The Sky Blues' manager Aidy Boothroyd revealed a deal for thestriker, who was the star turn in Watford's promotion campaign underBoothroyd in 2006, is close to being completed.
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'The situation with Marlon is still ongoing,' Boothroyd said. 'Butwe are quite close now and it's getting closer. We're talking and we'vehad him in to do some tests on him.
'We always like to be thorough so we do a lot of tests on ourplayers, and I wanted to see where he is in comparison should we pressthe button and should he wish to come.
'We want to make sure he's right if we can get this over the line -and I think he would be absolutely fantastic for us if we can do that.'
King, a Jamaican international, was sacked by Wigan following hisconviction last year. He has also had spells at Hull and Middlesbrough.
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