Coventry face fight for keeper Reice Charles-Cook amid Premier League and Championship interest

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HITC Sport understands that the likes of Aston Villa and Stoke City are closely monitoring the talented 21-year-old shot-stopper.

Coventry City face a battle to hang on to their goalkeeping starlet Reice Charles-Cook, HITC Sport understands.

Charles-Cook has become The Sky Blues' first choice keeper over the past month, but he has made a huge impact with five consecutive clean sheets.

His current deal with the club is due to expire at the end of the season, and Coventry are desperate to tie the 21-year-old down to fresh terms.

He impressed during a loan spell with non-league Nuneaton last season, which prompted his promotion to their first-team this season.

Now his form is capturing the attention of a number of clubs, with Premier League and Championship sides taking a keen interest in his progress.

Aston Villa, Stoke, Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest are understood to be among those monitoring his situation, whilst Arsenal - where Charles-Cook began his career - are also believed to have checked on his recent form.

Charles-Cook began his career at the Emirates but was picked up by Bury in 2013 after leaving The Gunners. He spent just one season with The Shakers, as he rejected a new deal at Gigg Lane to move to Coventry.

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