Apparatus and a corresponding method of operating the apparatus, in a coherent interconnect system comprising a requesting master device and a data-storing slave device, are provided. The apparatus maintains records of coherency protocol transactions received from the requesting master device whilst completion of the coherency protocol transactions are pending and is responsive to reception of a read transaction from the requesting master device for a data item stored in the data-storing slave device to issue a direct memory transfer request to the data-storing slave device. A read acknowledgement trigger is added to the direct memory transfer request and in response to reception of a read acknowledgement signal from the data-storing slave device a record created by reception of the read transaction is updated corresponding to completion of the direct memory transfer request. The lifetime that the apparatus needs to maintain the record is thus reduced, despite the read transaction being satisfied by a direct memory transfer. A corresponding data-storing slave device and method of operating the data-storing slave device are also provided.