Cardiff fail in Keogh bid
Coventry have rejected an offer from Cardiff for Richard Keogh and are continuing discussions regarding a new contract for the defender.
Last Updated: 30/05/12 9:24am
Coventry City have rejected an offer from Cardiff City for Richard Keogh and are continuing discussions regarding a new contract for the defender.
Following Coventry's relegation from the Championship, Keogh is attracting interest and the club have already rejected a 'derisory' bid from Bristol City.
Cardiff have now made a move for the centre-half, but a reported £800,000 offer has been snubbed as rival clubs monitor the situation.
"We have had a written offer from Cardiff, as we did from Bristol City last week, and phone calls from a couple of other clubs in the Championship inquiring about Richard's availability and what our thoughts are on the matter," the Sky Blues' development director Steve Waggott told the Coventry Telegraph.
"I have said to them that at the moment we are in contractual discussions with him and his agent regarding extending his contract and keeping him at Coventry.
"Our thoughts are to see where we can get to from a Coventry perspective because we would love him - subject to the manager's discussions with him - to take on the captaincy and lead the team back to the Championship.
"That's where we are at the moment but there may be a different discussion if a club of a higher league status comes in for him."