Coventry are set to open contract talks with influential defender Richard Keogh over the next couple of days, with the club having rejected a "derisory" offer from Bristol City for his services.

The 25-year-old still has a year remaining on his current deal but the Sky Blues, relegated to League One this season, are desperately keen to keep hold of their prized asset, who has scooped the Players' Player of the Year award in both seasons he has been with the club.

Manager Andy Thorn told Coventry's official website: "Rich is a first-class professional and exactly the kind of player we want to keep at this club so we look forward to sitting down with him and having a discussion.

"He has a year left on his current deal but we want to see if we can convince him to extend his stay here because we think a player of his calibre will be a massive asset to us next season."

Meanwhile, referring to Bristol City's bid for Keogh, development director Steve Waggott has told the Coventry Telegraph: "It was derisory, way below the value we would put on the player if we were of a mind to sell - which is not the case at all."

Coventry have also offered new deals to defender Martin Cranie and striker Clive Platt, who are both out of contract this summer.