Mark Robins insists no contact over Sheffield United, Aston Villa and West Brom-linked Tom Bayliss

General view of the Ricoh Arena during the Sky Bet League One match between Coventry City and Gillingham at Ricoh Arena on September 5, 2014 in Coventry, England.

The Coventry City midfielder is said to be interesting Sheffield United, Aston Villa and West Bromwich Albion.

Tom Bayliss of Coventry shoots at goal during the Sky Bet League One match between Burton Albion and Coventry City at Pirelli Stadium on November 17, 2018 in Burton-upon-Trent, United...

Neither Sheffield United, Aston Villa nor West Bromwich Albion have 'asked the question' about the Coventry City midfielder, Tom Bayliss.

That is the response given the Coventry manager, Mark Robins, when asked about reports crediting Sheffield United, Aston Villa and West Brom with an interest in Bayliss.


The 20-year-old, who scored or made six goals in 41 games for City last season, is the latest home-grown talent to emerge from Sky Blue Lodge, after James Maddison and Callum Wilson.

And Robins has accepted that there could be interest in Bayliss.

But the 49-year-old insisted via the Coventry Telegraph: "No-one has asked us the question.

Mark Robins the head coach

"It’s speculation.

"As far as I am aware no-one has made any inquiries to the club all summer, or for a fair period of time.

"But that doesn’t mean to say that there isn’t any interest.

"But at the minute no-one has contacted us."

Tom Bayliss of Coventry City and Shandon Baptiste of Oxford United during the Sky Bet League One match between Oxford United and Coventry City at Kassam Stadium on September 9, 2018 in...

Bayliss is not the first player to be linked with all three of Sheffield United, Aston Villa and West Brom since the end of last season. with the Blackburn Rovers midfielder, Bradley Dack, another.

And a move to either of the trio could appeal to Bayliss, with Premier League football awaiting both Sheffield United  and Aston Villa this season, and the Villans and West Brom both local to the Leicester-born player.

Where do you think Bayliss will be plying his trade after the transfer window?

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