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PRESS WATCH: "I have spoken to Reda Johnson's agent personally, I'm hopeful of a deal." Coventry City's Tony Mowbray

4 June 2015

The Sky Blues boss told the Coventry Telegraph that he has been in contact with Johnson's agent to talk about him staying with City...

Coventry City boss Tony Mowbray revealed that he has spoken to Reda Johnson's agent over the past few weeks to negotiate a deal to keep the defender at the club.

The 27-year old played 20 times for the Sky Blues last season and was a key figure at the heart of the City defence, being on the losing side only three times in those 20 appearances.

Mowbray admits that he wants to keep the Benin international to help get the Sky Blues into the Championship and admitted that he is dealing with Johnson's agent personally in order to strike a deal.

“Without saying it’s a done deal or anything like that, I’m hopeful,” Mowbray told the Coventry Telegraph.

“I would say it’s ongoing. I have spoken to Reda’s agent half a dozen times over the last few weeks, even on my holidays. I get on well with him and have known him a lot of years. I’m hopeful with that but he’s also potentially got other offers coming his way.

“There’s still a lot of talking to be done and as I have told Reda and his agent I would like to keep him at the football club and have a real positive push to get out of this division."

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